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How to Grill Salmon

Grilling Tip: How to Grill Salmon
 

Expand your menu this grilling season by learning to cook delicious and nutritious salmon for family and friends. Whether you're working with a modern gas or a classic charcoal grill, salmon is an easy to cook option that tastes delicious after being heated over an open flame. Impress your guests this year by learning to cook salmon outdoors.
 

What You'll Need:
 

Fresh skin-on salmon steaks or filets

Fish bone tweezers (or other tweezers)

Olive oil

Paper towels or napkins

Flat spatula

Grill brush

Salmon on the Grill

Step 1: Check the Salmon for Bones

Before placing salmon on the grill, make sure there aren't any remaining pinbones. If you come across any, use the tweezers to remove the bones.
 

Step 2: Pre-Heat the Grill

If you're using a charcoal grill, make sure to keep an open space out of the direct heat of the coals, and if you're using a gas grill, you'll just need to pre-heat it to medium-high heat.
 

Step 3: Grease the Grill

Use a grill brush to apply olive oil to the heat grill.
 

Step 4: Prep the Salmon

Pat the salmon dry with napkins or paper towels, and season it to taste with herbs of choice.
 

Step 5: Place the Salmon on the Grill

Start with the salmon skinless side down, and let it cook until it's just over halfway done. When the salmon easily releases from the grill, it's ready to flip. This shouldn't take more than 3 to 6 minutes.
 

Step 6: Flip the Salmon

Use the spatula to flip the salmon gently, and grill for another 3 minutes.
 

Step 7: Remove and Serve

Use the spatula to lift the salmon steaks off the grill. Serve with your choice of sides and garnish.