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Easy Grilled Salmon

I was busy for the past two weeks and had limited cooking and internet time (hence the lack of updates T_T ). During busy times like these, I am grateful for simple, healthy & “quickie” recipes such as this grilled salmon to get us by.

Grilled Salmon
15 minutes quick dinner: grilled salmon with microwaved potatoes

I call this a “quickie” recipe because it only takes 15 minutes to cook this up (including preparation time!). It doesn’t look too bad for a 15-minutes dish right? ;p Plus it is so healthy and you get to taste the wholesome sweetness of the fish due to a minimal of ingredients used. The cost of an average piece of thick salmon fillet is only about S$5 in our local supermarkets, and after seeing the ease which I whipped up this dish, B told me that he won’t be ordering grilled salmon in restaurants anytime soon, hee. It’s much more economical to eat this at home, where you can enjoy a much bigger piece of salmon at the fraction of the cost. I had microwaved potatoes as the side which is equally quick to prepare.

Grilled Salmon
A thicker stab of grilled salmon, yum

(Serves 1 for 1 person)

– 1 piece of salmon fillet (I love thick pieces for grilling)
– kosher salt or organic sea salt
– freshly cracked black pepper
– one or two herbs you have in the pantry (I used dried parsley) – optional
– butter or olive oil


– Pull out the bones from the salmon fillet using your fingers or a tweezer.
– Season the fish with salt (rub), black pepper and herbs.
– Melt a knob of butter and spread it evenly on the griddles pan (or use olive oil). Grill the salmon fillet, skin side down first, for about 4 minutes each side (or till lightly browned) over medium fire.
– Cooking Note (update):: You can also pan-fry the fish if you don’t have a grill pan. It will still taste good =)

Have a bit more time to whip up something more elaborate? Check out my grilled miso salmon recipe:

Grilled Miso Salmon

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52 Responses to “Easy Grilled Salmon”

  1. Alice — March 5, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

    Lovely! Just 15 mins! Shall try this when I am running out of time. :D


  2. kisetsu — March 5, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    You really make it look so easy to do a fantastic dish. I’m quite interested to know the side dish as well. Did you just say ‘microwaved’?? :D


  3. Pigpigscorner — March 5, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    WHat a healthy and delicious dish! Just what I need right now!


  4. lisaiscooking — March 5, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

    Beautiful salmon! Looks delicious.


  5. Gera @ SweetsFoods — March 5, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

    Wiffy grilled salmon is one of my favorite dishes specially in 15 mins wow!! :up:

    Simple and delicious drooling here just for lunch time :D


  6. Aimei — March 5, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    I just stumbled upon your website thru’ smallsmallbaker. Your beautiful photos and interesting recipes attracted me. Will sure be coming back to read your entire blog and more postings! :)


  7. lk — March 6, 2009 @ 1:12 am

    Your salmon looks so delicious! I guess all the restaurants will be very upset to hear B’s statement. :-)


  8. Peter — March 6, 2009 @ 3:03 am

    Simply done, elegantly and most appetizing.


  9. tastesofhome — March 6, 2009 @ 3:32 am

    lovely lovely! I absolutely love quick meals – yours look so yummy!


  10. B — March 6, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

    Indeed it tasted as good as any family restaurant/cafe’s grilled salmon. Juicy, tender and simply delicious. Salmon is the only type of fish where I dare to eat the skin too. Can’t wait to have it again soon! *hint hint* :D