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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. Dee — March 6, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    Excellent. I love how moist your salmon is, and the photos are gorgeous :)


  2. wiffy — March 6, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

    Hi all, thank you so much for the wonderful comments, really appreciate it :halo:

    Evan – thanks girl, u r too humble, I think you’re the IT savvy one ;)

    juhuacha & Bob – The main reason I grill is because I loved the grill marks left on the meat afterwards, and the oil kind of drip off the grill lines after cooking … however I think pan frying is just as nice as grilling :)

    Aimei, glad to find your blog too, your bakes look delicious!


  3. Janet Ching — March 6, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

    I love salmon, it’s really perfect when we are having those busy days but still want something descent, delicious and quick to make.


  4. mycookinghut — March 6, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

    Great dish! And pretty!


  5. HoppingHammy — March 6, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    How do you manage to capture such texture in your food photography? I can rarely make it appear like you do, and this looks absolutely delicious. :up:

    I haven’t clicked on the grilled miso salmon link yet (will do after typing this), but I must find out what is on top of it. It reminded me of hamster shavings hehehe. :lol:


  6. LCOM — March 8, 2009 @ 1:36 am

    Quick, simple and delicious!


  7. Kevin — March 8, 2009 @ 5:03 am

    Salmon is one of my favorite foods because salmon meals are so quick and easy and always good!


  8. beachlover — March 8, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

    we love salmon’s the most easy fish to cook!! simple yet look good!!


  9. Ellena — March 9, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    wow… love at the way you present the salmon…. it’s look so delicious…… :lol:


  10. Ning — March 9, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

    Simple and easy to prepare, delicious and healthy! Wow! Surely a winner in my kitchen! :)