While the grill is obviously the cooking method for casual, outdoor-centered meals and gatherings, don’t forget that you can still bring a touch of sit-down-dinner-type sophistication to the patio table too. This buttery, smoky, and gloriously glaze-y salmon does just that. We call for individual fillets in this recipe, but you could also opt for going with a whole side of salmon (of roughly equivalent weight) for a truly impressive presentation. 


Credit: Jen Causey; Food Styling: Margaret Dickey and Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

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35 mins
35 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 salmon fillet)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together orange marmalade, soy sauce, mustard, vinegar, crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F). Rub salmon with olive oil, and sprinkle with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place salmon, flesh side down, on oiled grates, and grill, covered, until mostly cooked through and skin is crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Turn salmon, and brush with 1/3 cup of the marmalade mixture. Grill, covered, until a thermometer registers 140°F when inserted in thickest portion of salmon, 7 to 8 minutes. Place salmon on a platter, and brush with remaining glaze.