Ingredients Used

  • 4 6-8 ounce skin-on salmon fillets about 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


It takes about 15 minutes to grill a salmon fillet from start to finish!
  1. Prepare your salmon by cutting it into individual pieces before grilling. That will make it much easier to flip! I find that sharp kitchen shears work much better than a knife for cutting through the fish skin.
  2. Prepare the coals for the grill by heating them to medium-high heat. I find that cooking the salmon over medium heat (about 350°F-400°F) gives it that delicious, charred exterior while keeping the inside moist and tender.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon before seasoning. This will prevent the fish from sticking to the grill, and it helps to create a crispy exterior.
  4. You should grill the salmon for 5 minutes on each side. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.