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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.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

[email protected] 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"

[email protected] User ID: 7120630 26050
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

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

cincibetty User ID: 6311798 33630
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

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

Kools01 User ID: 1433384 71043
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."

melgrosh77 User ID: 3838029 52696
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

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

chand002 User ID: 3610678 34131
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!"

jandbrand User ID: 3073994 52693
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)"

Zsa Zsa Kay User ID: 5780180 24723
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"My family loves this!"

ian0512 User ID: 4659532 26048
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."

hsferre User ID: 1005748 24722
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!"

Musher User ID: 4689931 34074
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!"

jesskate User ID: 1411456 203179
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

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

dlindenf User ID: 4192917 72301
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

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

SnnysAngl03 User ID: 3613382 49921
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!"

shutyomouth User ID: 3595521 26698
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."

michellekolberg User ID: 3520860 34049
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"I agree, this was wonderful!"

sg0713 User ID: 1117630 71024
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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