It's done when it's pink on the inside, with the edges cooked (usually looks lighter in color) and the skin is crisp. The ambient heat of the grill will heat the fish all the way through, although the top won’t have a beautiful grilled appearance. Then, before you start cooking, oil both the fish and the grill grates. For moist, juicy and tender salmon, use the following grilled salmon marinade. For starters, you’ll need to decide the right type of grill for your cooking style—gas or charcoal. Salt and ground black pepper.Marinate for no longer than 30 minutes. Keeping the fish from sticking to the grill is a three-pronged approach: You need a clean, preheated and oiled grill. See the recipe card below or watch either video for How to Make Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa. You’re looking for medium-high heat, or 400 to 450° F. For a charcoal grill, prepare the coals until they’re covered with gray ash and spread them out in an even layer. This technique cooks the fish over indirect heat, and it never comes in contact with the grill grates. Roll up, crimp, and seal all sides to form packet. For a gas grill, turn the burners to medium-high and close the cover for about 15 minutes. The best way to keep the salmon from sticking is to start with a clean, preheated grill. Cook until fish is opaque throughout. Place salmon on oiled heated grill. Place fillet skin-side up (unless you like crispy skin – so in this case, start grilling salmon skin side-down first), an inch apart … Place the salmon tin foil packet and the corn on the grill and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the salmon begins to flake and the corn looks as though it has been gently steamed. Then, cook it according to the recipe above, flipping it halfway through. While the salmon … Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired. Grill for about 10 minutes, basting with any additional butter and the reserved bumboo. Or take advantage of your broiler. Amazing! Cooking Method grilling. 3. Healthy, yet indulgent enough to eat on a date night! Make sure grill is on medium-high before start grilling salmon. Whether you plan to eat the skin or not, it’s always best to opt for skin-on salmon, too. Playing next. Using long-handled tongs, rub the oiled towel onto the grill rack, moving from the back of the grill towards the front to protect your arms from flare-ups. 4. It seals in the juice and moisture inside the salmon. Go portable with the Weber Q 1200 portable gas grill ($209). It features a whole side of wild Alaskan salmon (which I highly recommend over farmed salmon). How to Grill Whole Salmon. You have a few choices when it comes to grilled salmon: fillets or steaks. It’s also helpful to have a thin, long-handled spatula ($9) and a pair of long grill tongs ($16) for greasing the grill grates. Fire up the grill, with the coals lined up under the fish for direct grilling. Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. After about 4 minutes, the salmon should release easily from the grill grates. Coat top layer with nonstick cooking spray. Place the salmon directly on the grill grates, skin-side down, and place the cover on the grill. (Use tongs to spread oil over the grates with a folded up and oil-soaked paper towel.) Cook frozen salmon over medium-hot grill (450 F), 5-6 inches from heat for 50-60 minutes, turning packet every 15 minutes. Pay attention to the color of the fish on the side of the fillet. Grilled Salmon Patties This recipe has been altered and tweaked with each batch until I felt it couldn't suit us any better. 5 Grill the salmon: When the grill is good and hot, oil the grill grates. I'm a fan—would recommend. 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