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Lemon Grilled Salmon Recipe

Lemon Grilled Salmon Recipe

This tender and flaky fish is wonderful to serve to family and friends. A savory marinade that includes dill gives the salmon mouthwatering flavor and since it can be grilled or broiled, you can enjoy it all year round! —Aelita Kivirist, Glenview, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 salmon fillet (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 onion slices, separated into rings


  • 1. Sprinkle dill, lemon-pepper, salt if desired and garlic powder over salmon. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the brown sugar, broth, oil, soy sauce and green onions; add salmon. Seal bag and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill salmon skin side down, over medium heat; arrange lemon and onion slices over the top. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 280 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein

Reviews for Lemon Grilled Salmon

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"My family loved this recipe, but I only thought it was ok. Thus the four stars. Trust my fam ;-)"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Delicious salmon! I made this exactly as written and loved it!"

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"So good! We really liked this one! We cooked it on the grill in a disposable foil pan for easy clean up."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"I have used this since it first came out in the "Taste of Home" magazine many years ago. Wonderful flavor. I DO double the marinade ingredients, however, for more coverage as the fish marinates in the dish or bag. My children have greatly enjoyed the teriyaki flavor and the lemon slices provide a great presentation."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"My sister and her husband like to grill. This is one of their favorite grilling entrees. It is very easy to prepare."

Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"i made this recipe last night, i also let the salmon marinate for 3 hours in the fridge turning it

occasionnaly . Did cook it on BBQ on double non-stick alumiinium fold. i keep the temperature at 350`F and cook it for 20 minutes.
it was just mouth watering, not dry at all for salmon."

Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"Love, love, love!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"I have been searching for a great Salmon recipe....and this is definitely IT!!! The brown sugar adds just a hint of sweetness and my neighbors and family really loved this flavor! The dill is not overpowering, and adds a distinct flavor to the salmon. AWESOME RECIPE and easy to prepare!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"First time truly making salmon and it was amazing. Let it marinade in the fridge for a few hours and then put it in foil(due to not having the skin on it) and on the grill.. The flavors were just outstanding.... Will be making this again soon"

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"It,s the fresh Dill that set,s this recipe apart from the rest. Salmon at,s best."

Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"Over the years I have make this recipe many times. It is one of my family's favorite."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I have been making this for several years and truly is the BEST salmon recipe I have ever had. You won't be disappointed."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"This is delicious!!! Everyone loves this salmon when I make it."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"I had been trying many salmon recipes when I found this one. My family told me to stop looking...this one was a keeper!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"We make this all the time exactly as recipe calls. Last time we made it, we tried it in the oven- not the same. I do not recommend the oven for this recipe (in the oven, the fish is much less firm and the flavors aren't nearly as strong in the oven either)"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"My family loves this!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"This was delicious. I didn't have any salmon with me so I used Pollock and it was still fantastic. The flavor was such that I think it could also be used for chicken and other meats. This is definitely worth giving a try."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Have made this recipe numerous times - it is a family favorite. My boys, 12 and 14 request it frequently. Easy to make & great flavor!! Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"I make this recipe often. I marinate it overnight for best flavor. I served it to guests last weekend and they said it was the best salmon they've ever tasted!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"best salmon recipe my family loves it this is my daughter's favorite dinner"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"This recipe was delicious! The salmon had great flavor- Will definitely be making this again soon!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"My husband and I are always looking for new ways to prepare salmon, as we always have great salmon on hand living in the Pacific Northwest.

I did marinate mine for 3 hours, to give more flavor to the salmon. I didnt feel that 1 hour of marinating made a real change in flavor.
We baked ours in the over, uncovered at 375 for about 35 minutes, and it turns out perfect!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2009

"Absolutely delicious. Very easy too make (We broiled it). If you don't count the marinating time it was also very quick."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"I agree, this was wonderful!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"This is by far the best salmon recipe I have ever had-you have to try this one!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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