Salmon, Meet Grill

With its rich texture and flavor, salmon is a natural choice for summer cookouts and weeknight meals.

  • Taku Lodge Basted Grilled Salmon
    James Carrier

    Taku Lodge Basted Grilled Salmon

    Most grilled fish recipes call for placing salmon skin side down. But here, placing the fillet skinned side down results in dramatic grill lines and a delicious char. Be sure the grill is well cleaned and well oiled before placing the salmon on top to prevent the fillets from sticking as you flip.
  • Firecracker Grilled Salmon
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

    Firecracker Grilled Salmon

    A marinade of soy sauce, balsamic, ginger, and red pepper give this salmon dish its namesake pop.
  • Grilled Salmon with Tangy Cucumber Sauce
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Salmon with Tangy Cucumber Sauce

    This five-star recipe credits its standings to an enticingly rich sauce featuring sprigs of fresh dill and crisp cucumber. The sauce's flavor pairs well with heart-healthy salmon.
  • Grilled King Salmon with Asparagus, Morels, and Leeks
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

    Grilled King Salmon with Asparagus, Morels, and Leeks

    One taste of the vegetable cream sauce atop this grilled salmon will convince you that this recipe is definitely a keeper!
  • Grilled Salmon with Charmoula
    Lisa Romerein

    Grilled Salmon with Charmoula

    Charmoula is a Moroccan seasoning blend featuring warm spices like cumin and paprika teamed up with the bright, tangy flavors of cilantro and lemon. It complements the richness of salmon very well and smells wonderful while grilling.
  • Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa

    The smoky Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon stands up nicely to the spicy sweetness of the tropical Mango Kiwi Salsa.
  • Smoked Salmon
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Smoked Salmon

    If you've never attempted home-smoked salmon before, you're in for a treat. Hot-smoked in just 25 minutes, this is not the lox-style smoked salmon that you put on a bagel, but rather a succulent piece of fish infused with the scent of hickory. It also gets an extra boost from soaking in a brine of salt, sugar, dill, and soy sauce, which moistens and flavors the fish from the inside out.
  • Grilled Salmon Avocado Pitas
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Brecker

    Grilled Salmon Avocado Pitas

    Avocado adds a rich flavor while wasabi mayonnaise kicks up the heat in this easy-to-prepare dish. Pile on pieces of grilled salmon and stuff into a pita pocket for a quick meal that is sure to be a family favorite.
  • Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous
    Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous

    Fire up the grill for dinner tonight. Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous offers the perfect pairing for a hassle-free, great-tasting weeknight meal.
  • Grilled Salmon Kabobs
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Grilled Salmon Kabobs

    Spice-crusted salmon teams up with the smoky crunch of grilled cucumbers. (If you think cukes are best saved for gazpacho and tea sandwiches, you're in for a delicious surprise.)
  • Grilled Pastrami-Style Salmon
    Howard L. Puckett; Melanie J. Clarke

    Grilled Pastrami-Style Salmon

    Beef pastrami's assertive spices, such as coriander, allspice, and cracked black peppercorns, work surprisingly well with buttery, full-flavored salmon. For a memorable dinner, serve it with classic pastrami accompaniments, like a moist rye bread and cabbage salad or sauerkraut.
  • Yankee Creek Ranch Salmon

    Yankee Creek Ranch Salmon

    This recipe proves that rules are meant to be broken. Although the rule of thumb is to pair fish with white wine, robust salmon pairs beautifully with a red wine-butter sauce. And while chopped beet may seem like an unusual ingredient, it gives the sauce an earthy sweetness and enhances the wine's brilliant red color.
  • Grilled Salmon with Charred Tomato Salsa
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Grilled Salmon with Charred Tomato Salsa

    Roasting poblanos and jalapeño peppers under the broiler gives this tomato salsa a wonderfully smoky kick. The salsa is a delicious, summery accompaniment to salmon, but you may want to make extra–it's equally tasty as a dip for chips or as an ingredient in a cheesy quesadilla.
  • Gingery Salmon with Peaches
    Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Anna Last

    Gingery Salmon with Peaches

    Simple grilled salmon gets a flavor lift from sweet, juicy peaches, aromatic red onions, and hot ginger. Prepare the light vinaigrette while the fish is on the grill to have the whole meal on the table in less than 15 minutes.
  • Fresh Salmon Burgers
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Fresh Salmon Burgers

    Take a break from your traditional beef burgers with this healthy option. This flaky salmon patty placed between slices of warm, crusty Lemon-scented Challah Buns is perfection on a plate.
  • Salmon Skewers with Lemon-Parsley Pesto
    Douglas Merriam

    Salmon Skewers with Lemon-Parsley Pesto

    When threaded onto skewers, salmon suddenly morphs from a dependable dinner solution into a snazzy main dish that cooks in minutes. With a parsley-caper pesto for dipping, these savory morsels won't last long once guests arrive.
  • Salmon with Nectarine Salsa

    Salmon with Nectarine Salsa

    This sweet and tangy nectarine salsa is the perfect complement to the quick-grilled salmon. This simple dish is chock-full of nutrient-rich superfoods like salmon, bell pepper, nectarines, olive oil, and fresh herbs.
  • Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Cabernet Coulis
    James Carrier

    Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Cabernet Coulis

    When summer bounty is at its peak, combine fresh blackberries and salmon for a dish that is the perfect balance of savory and sweet.
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