Grilling salmon is a great way to cook this fish. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart and brain. Grilled salmon also has fewer calories than other types of cooked salmon because it doesn’t have any oil or butter added during the cooking process. There are several different ways to grill salmon including grilling with an open flame, using a stovetop grill pan, or cooking on an outdoor grill under the broiler setting.
Grilled salmon has less calories than other types of cooked salmon because it doesn’t have any oil or butter added during the cooking process.
Preparing Salmon for grilling
Before grilling salmon, it is important to prepare the fish and your grill for cooking. The best way to do this is by preheating your grill with all burners on high and the lid closed for approximately 15 minutes. Once you know that your grill is hot enough, lightly coat the grate of the grill with oil using a brush.
Then, you can prepare your salmon fillet(s) for grilling.
Method 1: Open Flame Grilling
Open flame grilling is the most common way to grill salmon. To do this,
- simply place your fillets on the hot grate of the grill with the skin side down first.
- Cook it for 4-5 minutes before flipping it over and cooking the other side for an additional 4-5 minutes.
Method 2: Using a stovetop grill pa
If you do not like to use open flames, grilling your salmon under the broiler setting is another option.
- Start by preheating your oven to its broil setting and placing a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
- Then, place the fillets on the wire rack with the skin side down.
- After about 5 minutes, flip your salmon over and broil it for an additional 4-5 minutes.
Method 3: Cooking on an outdoor gril
Cooking your salmon on an outdoor grill is another option.
- Start by placing the fillets on the grate of the grill with the skin side down first.
- After 4-5 minutes, flip your fish and cook it for an additional 4-5 minutes or until done.
How to grill salmon in foil:
If you are grilling salmon in foil, place your fillet(s) on a sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle the top with lemon juice. Then, close up the edges of the aluminum foil to create a sealed envelope around your fillets.
Finally, grill them for 15 minutes before checking on them.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to enjoy your grilled salmon! It is best served with a side of seasonal vegetables and brown rice.
Grilling salmon is easy and delicious. After you grill it the first time, experiment with different variations and flavors until you find your favorite way to make this fish.
How to grill salmon with skin:
Salmon with the skin on is a great choice for grilling because it keeps the fillets from falling apart.
First, prepare your grill by preheating all burners to high and placing the lid down for 15 minutes. Then, lightly coat the grate of your grill with oil using a wire brush. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of your salmon fillets, making sure to season the skin side more. Place them on the hot grate of the grill with the skin side down first. Cook it for 4-5 minutes before flipping it over and cooking the other side for an additional 4-5 minutes or until done.
When you are finished grilling, don’t forget to eat your delicious salmon! It is best served with a side of seasonal vegetables and brown rice.
How to grill salmon in oven:
Cooking your salmon in the oven is a great alternative if you want to cook it without any open flames.
First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees and place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Next, place the fillets skin side down on the wire rack. Now they are ready to be cooked for approximately 15 minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until done.
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