Grilled Salmon Fillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Growing up on a family-owned resort, I was expected to help around the kitchen. This grilled salmon fillet recipe became my specialty. —Paul Noetzel, Grafton, Wisconsin


  • 1 salmon fillet (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash pepper
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. Place fish, skin side down, in disposable foil pan. Combine the lemon juice, vinegar, lemon zest, basil, garlic powder and soy sauce; pour over fish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  2. Place pan on grill. Cover grill and cook over medium heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes. If desired, top with additional grated Parmesan cheese and pepper, and serve with lemon wedges.

Grilled Salmon Fillet Tips

How do you keep salmon fillets from drying out on the grill?

Be careful not to overcook the salmon. Follow the recipe and cook just until the fish flakes into pieces when you gently poke the fillet with a fork.

Do you grill salmon skin-side down first?

Yes. This recipe uses a foil pan for complete ease of use, but some grilled salmon recipes start with an oiled grill grate and flip the salmon. If you keep the lid on the grill, however, you don’t have to flip it.

How long does salmon need to be on the grill?

It depends on the thickness of your salmon fillet and the temperature of your grill. Thicker cuts need longer to cook through.

Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked salmon: 193 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.