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Grilled Citrus Salmon Recipe

Grilled Citrus Salmon Recipe

This is a great recipe for summer entertaining. The orange and lemon add a bright burst of fresh citrus flavor. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 salmon fillets (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • orange or lemon slices, optional


  • 1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Grill salmon over medium heat, skin side down, for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Baste every 5 minutes with citrus mixture. Garnish with orange or lemon slices if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked salmon: 530 calories, 40g fat (6g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

Reviews for Grilled Citrus Salmon

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josuec2556 User ID: 2623627 199472
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"So delicious"

tsuop User ID: 6274346 153365
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"I used only the lemon, I thought the orange would make it too sweet, as I do not like sweet meat or seafood. It was fantastic!! I didn't cook it as long, only 12 min. did it perfect."

Eich-Mac User ID: 7698941 190596
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"Love the citrus but be careful not to overcook the salmon!"

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 199264
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"So easy and absolutely delicious! Our dinner guests were so impressed! A real keeper!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.