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This Salmon Cooked on the Grill is by far, our favorite way to cook Salmon or Steelhead. It always comes out moist, never dry. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how good it is! Preparing it couldn’t be easier and the clean up is a breeze.
Back in 2013 I posted Salmon Cooked in Foil. I thought I would update the pictures and show you how we prepare it on the grill. You can use this same preparation method and then cook the salmon in the oven. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
Salmon Cooked on the Grill
I have about 1 1/2 pounds of fish here. I believe this piece is Steelhead, but I use the same method for both Steelhead and Salmon.
This is enough for my husband and myself, my teenage son, and my daughter. Some times I have a little extra left that I like to put on a salad the next day for lunch.
Lay out a large piece of foil. Drizzle a couple of teaspoons of Olive Oil on the foil and spread around with a basting brush. Drizzle another couple of teaspoons over the top and thoroughly cover the fish. Sprinkle your favorite seasonings over the top. I like to use the McCormick’s Garlic and Herb.
You need to fold up the foil and seal it tight. Bring together the pieces of foil over the top of the salmon lengthwise. Fold over a couple of times, sealing well, and press down. Doing one side at a time, fold up foil and seal tight. This allows the salmon to steam as it cooks and it always comes out moist and delicious.
With the grill set at medium, place the wrapped fish length wise on the grill. Cover the lid and let cook for about 7 – 8 minutes.
Carefully turn the fish, so the front is now towards the back, and the back towards the front. The foil should be puffed up and you can probably hear a little sizzling noise going on. At this point I turned the heat to low, and cooked for another 6 – 7 minutes.
Open carefully and don’t burn yourself on the steam escaping! This piece cooked for about 14 – 15 minutes.
Check out this Vine video to see just how moist and tender it is. Yum!
Serve the Salmon Cooked on the Grill, throw away the foil. No messy pan to clean. Enjoy!
Would you rather cook it in the oven? Use the same method and cook in a 350 degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes.