Lemon Grilled Salmon Recipe
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Lemon Grilled Salmon Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 280 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.


  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.
Editor's Note: Salmon can be broiled instead of grilled. Place the fillet on a greased broiler pan. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 6-8 min. or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Originally published as Lemon Grilled Salmon in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Bamster53 User ID: 7881502 251893
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"Excellent! Used this recipe with fresh Sockeye Salmon. Followed recipe as written. Just incredible flavors!!! Will make again and again!"

Kimberly Hines User ID: 1929928 231853
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 231789
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

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

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 229580
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6993142 72977
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."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 71045
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."

comodo User ID: 7825876 203180
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."

BoosBug User ID: 7052546 26719
Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"Love, love, love!!!"

Billl Muck User ID: 5770091 61685
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!!!"

k316kane User ID: 7311436 61682
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"

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