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There’s no healthier, easier, or faster summer entrée than a perfect grilled salmon recipe. This 15-minute meal is a staple in our regular dinner routine, and I’m so excited to share my tips with you today! Serve the moist, tender fish with a simple green salad, rice, and a crusty loaf of bread.

Overhead shot of the perfect grilled salmon recipe on a white plate
Table of Contents
  1. The Best Way to Grill Salmon | 1-Minute Video
  2. Simple Grilled Salmon
  3. Grilled Salmon Seasoning
  4. Ingredients
  5. How to Grill Salmon
  6. What to Serve with Grilled Salmon
  7. Storage
  8. Recipe Variations
  9. Tips for the Best Grilled Salmon Recipe
  10. The Perfect 15-Minute Grilled Salmon Recipe

The Best Way to Grill Salmon | 1-Minute Video

Simple Grilled Salmon

Aside from pizza and spaghetti, I’d say that this particular grilled salmon recipe is one of the meals that I prepare most frequently for my family.

It’s my easy go-to when I feel like we need something nutritious, but I don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Every boy in my house will clean his plate — no questions asked — which is certainly not always the case with other dinners that I serve.

Any mom that’s trying to please a family of 5 opinionated eaters can understand that it’s a true GEM when you find a healthy recipe that appeals to the whole crew!

Close up side shot of grilled salmon with skin on a white plate with a salad in the background

Grilled Salmon Seasoning

This is the KEY to the perfect piece of grilled fish, my friends! I never prepare our salmon without using my mom’s all-purpose “House Seasoning,” which is just a simple blend of herbs and kosher salt that works like magic in this recipe.

I have provided the instructions to make your own batch of seasoning, which you can use in this grilled salmon recipe, as well as in a variety of other dishes. We use the seasoning blend on chicken, steak, pasta, green salads, pasta salads, roasted vegetables, homemade Tzatziki sauces, and more!

Trust me and make yourself a big batch so that you can continue to enjoy it with grilled salmon and almost everything else that you prepare this season. Once you have a batch of the all-purpose seasoning sitting on your counter, the rest is easy-peasy!

Grilled salmon seasoning in a small bowl

Is it better to grill salmon in foil or not?

While you can certainly grill salmon in a foil packet, this recipe works best without foil. When fish is in a foil packet, it steams in the trapped moisture, so it doesn’t get any of those crispy, charred edges. We prefer the smoky flavor and the grill marks that can only be achieved when the fish is placed directly on the grill grates. The fish cooks quickly, so it doesn’t have a chance to dry out!


This is just a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you’ll need for our favorite grilled salmon recipe. As always, specific measurements and step-by-step cooking instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Skin-on salmon fillets: cut the salmon into individual pieces before grilling (kitchen shears work well for this task). The smaller pieces are easier to flip on the grill, and easier to serve! Farm-raised salmon is totally fine if that’s what’s available.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: helps the seasoning adhere to the fish, prevents the fish from sticking to the grill, and helps the salmon’s exterior crisp.
  • Garlic powder, kosher salt, dried parsley, dried minced onion, dried basil: come together to create the best seasoning for your fish. Use the extra seasoning for grilled veggies, salad, pasta, potatoes, chicken, steak — just about anything!

How to Grill Salmon

An easy grilled salmon fillet is ready from start to finish in about 15 minutes! The detailed directions are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here’s a quick overview:

  • Slice your salmon fillet into individual pieces before grilling. That will make it much easier to flip! I find that sharp kitchen shears work much better than a knife for cutting through the fish skin.
  • Preheat coals for an outdoor charcoal grill, gas grill, or indoor grill pan to medium heat. I find that cooking the salmon over medium heat (about 350°F-400°F) gives it that delicious, charred exterior while keeping the inside moist and tender.
  • Rub the salmon with olive oil, then sprinkle with the seasoning. This will prevent the fish from sticking to the grill, and it helps to create a crispy exterior.
  • Grill the salmon skin-side up for about 5 minutes, then flip it so that it’s skin side down to finish for about 5 more minutes. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
Process shot showing how to grill salmon

Grilled Salmon Temp

While the FDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F, for a flakier, more moist and tender salmon filet, many chefs find that it’s best enjoyed when it’s cooked to medium – 125°F. We don’t usually use a thermometer, but instead look to see that the texture of the fillet flakes easily with a fork and the inside changes from translucent (red or raw) to opaque (pink).

What to Serve with Grilled Salmon

Pair the grilled salmon filets with just about any of your favorite sides. Here are a few options that go well with the seafood supper:

Square shot of the best grilled salmon recipe served on a dinner plate


Leftover grilled salmon will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 

Cooked salmon can also be frozen for 4-6 months, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Thaw cooked salmon in the refrigerator or immersed in cold water. Use cooked, thawed salmon in salads or as a substitution for canned salmon in casseroles, pasta dishes, sandwiches, or wraps.

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Recipe Variations

  • Instead of the all-purpose seasoning blend shown here, you can season the fish with just kosher salt and black pepper, a little bit of garlic powder, blackened seasoning, or a bbq rub.
  • Scale the recipe to serve your family, cooking as many salmon fillets as you need. For instance, double the ingredients and cook about 3 pounds of fish. When you have a batch of seasoning prepared, it’s easy to make a larger meal.
  • Season the fish with fresh herbs, if available. For instance, instead of dried parsley flakes and dried basil, use minced fresh parsley and fresh basil.
  • Use the same ingredients, but bake the salmon in the oven using these instructions.
  • Prepare grilled salmon sandwiches by serving the fillets on griddled buns with tartar sauce, lettuce, and tomato.
Close up front shot of a grilled salmon fillet on a white plate

Tips for the Best Grilled Salmon Recipe

  • Keep a close eye on the salmon while it cooks, since the total cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your fillet, as well as the temperature of your grill. You’ll know that the fish is done when the flesh flakes easily with a fork. You don’t want to overcook it or the salmon will become dry.
  • While the FDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F, for a flakier, more moist and tender salmon filet, many chefs find that it’s best enjoyed when it’s cooked to medium – 125°F. We don’t usually use a thermometer, but instead look to see that the texture of the fillet flakes easily with a fork and the inside changes from translucent (red or raw) to opaque (pink).
  • Grilling the salmon over medium heat (about 350°F-400°F) gives it that delicious, charred exterior while keeping the inside moist and tender.
  • Leave the skin on the salmon when grilling. This adds flavor and moisture, and helps hold the fillets together. It will peel off easily before serving.
  • Garnish each serving with fresh lemon wedges, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, or fresh herbs, if desired.
Overhead shot of a piece of grilled salmon on a white plate with rice and salad

More Grilled Salmon Recipes to Try

Square overhead image of grilled salmon on a blue and white plate.

Grilled Salmon

4.86 from 64 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248.1 kcal
The perfect 15-minute grilled salmon recipe is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner!


For the Salmon

  • 1– 1 ½ lbs. salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
  • Olive oil

For the House Seasoning


Prepare the House Seasoning

  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
    Overhead shot of grilled salmon seasoning in a blue and white bowl.

Prepare the Salmon

  • Rub each piece of salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with house seasoning, to taste (I use about 1 teaspoon of olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of seasoning per piece).
    Salmon fillets with olive oil and seasoning before grilling.

Grill the Salmon

  • Heat coals, gas grill, or grill pan to medium heat. Brush the grill grates with a little bit of oil to prevent the fish from sticking. Place salmon on the grill. Cover and grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side (maybe a few more minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish). The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
    Process shot showing how to grill salmon.



  • Keep a close eye on the salmon while it cooks, since the total cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your fillet, as well as the temperature of your grill. You’ll know that the fish is done when the flesh flakes easily with a fork. You don’t want to overcook it or the salmon will become dry.
  • While the FDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F, for a flakier, more moist and tender salmon filet, many chefs find that it’s best enjoyed when it’s cooked to medium – 125°F. We don’t usually use a thermometer, but instead look to see that the texture of the fillet flakes easily with a fork and the inside changes from translucent (red or raw) to opaque (pink).
  • Grilling the salmon over medium heat (about 350°F-400°F) gives it that delicious, charred exterior while keeping the inside moist and tender.
  • Leave the skin on the salmon when grilling. This adds flavor and moisture, and helps hold the fillets together. It will peel off easily before serving.


Serving: 4ounces salmon with olive oil and seasoningCalories: 248.1kcalProtein: 31gFat: 13.1gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 64.6mgSodium: 215.1mg
Keyword: grilled salmon, grilled salmon recipe, how to grill salmon
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This post was originally published in May, 2018. The photos were updated in September, 2021.


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  1. Pinocchio Pizza says:

    Hey, It is great recipe grilled salmon is my favourite food.pictures are looking great!

    1. Blair says:


      1. Jason Bjerke says:

        Just curious to the carb count? Fat and protein look great for a keto diet, but if counting my macros, just curious.

        1. Blair says:

          Hey, Jason! The carbs, fiber, and sugar are all zero — which is why those facts don’t appear in the nutrition panel. Sorry for any confusion, it just automatically leaves those out if there’s no value above zero. 🙂

          1. Nikki P says:

            I too am wondering about the carb count. For keto. I’ve tried this recipe and it absolutely hit athe spot and was delicious… but since then I’ve gone keto. I’m worried about the brown sugar. Wouldn’t that count as either carbs/added sugar in the nutritional panel.

          2. Blair says:

            Hi, Nikki! There’s no brown sugar (or any other sugar) in this recipe. Were you looking at a different salmon recipe, maybe?

        2. Mike and Karen says:

          5 stars
          A wonderful find! A quick, delicious,
          No fail recipe. Highly recommend!!

          1. Blair says:

            Thank you so much! 🙂

        3. Robert-Francois Trudeau says:

          5 stars
          Tried and approved added my twist as I also use a smoker box in my BBQ and added some maple syrup…… Canadian Eh!

          1. Blair says:

            Sounds amazing, Robert-Francois! Thank you! 🙂

      2. Thayne Conrad says:

        Made this last night. We all loved it, including my wife and son who usually don’t like fish.

        1. Blair says:

          That’s awesome. Thanks, Thayne!

    2. Becky says:

      5 stars
      This recipe was delicious !! Thank you!!

  2. Trish says:

    This sounds really easy! I do not do much grilling though. Could I bake them in the oven instead? What would be my temperature setting and cook time?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Trish! Yes, you can definitely bake the salmon. I like to cook mine at 425 degrees F for about 15-18 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. If you’re using a very thin piece of salmon, it will probably cook even faster. Enjoy!

  3. MurrayLou McElveen says:

    Hi! What other recipes do you use your house seasoning on? I have no imagination ????

    1. Blair says:

      So many different things! 🙂 I’d say that I use it the most on vegetables — like a green salad, or on oven-roasted vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or potatoes (toss with olive oil first, then sprinkle with the seasoning). I also like it on steak, fish, shrimp, chicken, pasta…just about any savory dish!

  4. Barbara says:

    Recipe says take out of plastic bag….how long are you marinating the salmon?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Barbara! Sorry for that confusion! That was a typo from an old recipe — there’s no marinating time necessary for this salmon recipe. I updated the recipe instructions to delete that additional sentence. Thanks for catching the mistake! 🙂

  5. Dennis says:

    Haven’t tried it yet but can’t wait to try it

    1. Blair says:

      Great! Enjoy, Dennis!

  6. Lissie says:

    Thanks! This will be my dinner tomorrow, can’t wait!

    1. Blair says:

      Awesome! Enjoy, Lissie!

  7. Judy says:

    5 stars
    I made tonight for my ” not a big fan of fish, in general ” family (i love it , especially Salmon) They
    ( 3 boys and DH) all not only LOVED IT, but said they didn’t know they could like fish so much ! Absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing ! Your ” house seasoning ” will now be my go to seasoning for not only salmon but for lots more !

    1. Blair says:

      Yay! So glad that I’ve helped to change your family’s mind about fish! It’s definitely our favorite, go-to salmon recipe (and we use that seasoning on so many other foods as well)! 🙂

  8. Greta says:

    I absolutely love love this seasoning mixture. My grilled salmon was delicious, and it’s all thanks to your combination of ingredients!!! I will definitely use this over and over again on other meats and vegetables as suggested. Thanks again!!

    1. Greta Nelson says:

      5 stars
      Absolutely love this seasoning!!!

      1. Blair says:

        Yay! Thanks, Greta! 🙂

    2. Blair says:

      Wonderful!!! 🙂 It’s my favorite go-to seasoning as well! 🙂

      1. Caryl says:

        5 stars
        Thanks so much- salmon is our go to meal and I like to try different recipes to shake it up. Easy and delicious! What could be better

        1. Blair says:

          Excellent! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it, Caryl! 🙂

    3. Denise says:

      May I ask, is it really a 1/4 CUP!!! of each of these seasonings
      Or should it be tap or tbsp, perhaps????

  9. Jaime Brynie says:

    Did you remove the skin first?

    1. Blair says:

      No, I don’t remove the skin until after it’s cooked. 🙂

  10. Carolyn says:

    LOVE! Your House Seasoning is Delish! I use it on salmon, rubbed with olive oil, to season before smoking the salmon on our smoker. I will try it also on veggies. That sounds good too! Thanks!

    1. Carolyn says:

      A 5 star recipe!

    2. Carolyn says:

      5 stars
      A 5 star recipe! Love this recipe! Thanks!

      1. Blair says:

        Thank you so much, Carolyn!

  11. Tom says:

    5 stars
    I just fixed this for dinner and the family loved it!! I also used the seasoning on asparagus that I grilled as well (I may have like the asparagus more than the salmon)… Nonetheless dinner was excellent!!
    Thank you!!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s awesome, Tom! Thank you!

  12. Beth says:

    5 stars
    I am not a huge fan of fish, it my boyfriend is. This is the second time I have prepared salmon. The first time I baked it in the oven and let’s just say… it was a disaster. But this time my boyfriend said it was absolutely perfect! So thank you for your recipe. We will definitely be having it again!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s so good to hear. Thank you, Beth!!

  13. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    Had it on bbq salmon so yummy….can’t wait to try it on other meats….and on roasted veggies. Thanks for sharing

    1. Blair says:

      Sounds great! Thanks, Michelle!!

  14. John says:

    5 stars
    Simple, fast and tasty.

  15. Missi Boyd says:

    I have not tried it yet it looks very good but a printed on 4 sheets of paper please reformat

  16. KayL says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is simply delightful! I used half the required amount of salt (we’re watching our salt intake). The salmon was flavourful and delicious. Thanks, Blair, for sharing this wonderful recipe with us!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s great! Thanks so much for letting me know!

      1. Denise says:

        May I ask, is it really a 1/4 CUP!!! of each of these seasonings
        Or should it be tap or tbsp, perhaps????

        1. Blair says:

          Hi, Denise! Yes, we use a 1/4 cup of each, but that gives a larger batch of seasoning that you can save and use for other recipes (another salmon dinner, sprinkle it over salad, use on grilled/roasted veggies, use on chicken, etc.). We just keep a jar of this “house seasoning” on the counter and use it regularly. Hope that helps, and enjoy! 🙂

          1. Lisa says:

            I just made this recipe using only 2 Tablespoons of each of the seasoning ingredients for 2-1/2 lbs of salmon and it was way more than I needed. I think if you would use just 1 Tablespoon of each, you would still have more than you need for one recipe of salmon.

          2. Blair says:

            Hi, Lisa! You’re absolutely right — this gives you some extra all-purpose seasoning to use for other recipes. It’s great on salads, roasted or grilled veggies, potatoes, chicken, steak and more. 🙂

  17. DJ says:

    5 stars
    This seasoning is fantastic! I made this for my son and I (he is not a fan of fish) and we both loved it! He asked me for the recipe. Thank you for this easy delicious path to a healthy meal.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, DJ! I’m so glad that you liked it! 🙂

  18. Stacie says:

    I don’t have a specific grilling pan. Would it be ok to use a regular cast iron pan?

    1. Blair says:

      Absolutely! 🙂

  19. Suzy says:

    I don’t have a lid for my grilling pan (came without a lid) can I cook this recipe on my grill pan without a lid?

    1. Blair says:

      Yes, you can! But you can also use a big lid from a large pot or Dutch oven if you have one that fits over your pan. That’s what I typically do when I’m grilling inside. 🙂

  20. Jenn says:

    You grill the salmon directly on the grill grates, not a cedar plank or anything? And it flips fine without falling apart? Would you recommend cooking first on the skin side or fish side? Thanks! Will be trying it this week. 🙂

    1. Blair says:

      Hey, Jenn! Yes, you put the salmon directly on the grill grates. I like to brush the grates (or the grill pan) with oil just before placing the fish onto the grill, which helps prevent sticking. The skin also helps hold the fish together and prevents sticking on the grill. For fillets, put them down skinless side first (so fish side first). Space the pieces of fish out a bit so that they cook evenly. Then don’t touch the salmon! The salmon will release itself from the grill when it’s ready. Use a flat spatula to flip the salmon over. A 1-inch-thick piece will cook in about 10 minutes.

      1. Brian says:

        5 stars
        Very delicious salmon. And you can put on the grates if you’re careful. Salmon isn’t as fragile as many other types of fish. Clean and oil your grates first though. Cook first then with the skin side down. When flipping with a metal turner/spatula/lifter I spray it with a little cooking spray prior so the fish slides on, and usually help it along with a pair of tongs. Also, if you’re worried, you can always put it on the grate first and then flip and cook the other side on a piece of Pam-sprayed aluminum foil. Kind of a half grill/half roast method and it works fine. You even still get the grill marks through the foil. I grill mine a little hot at shorter time span as I like salmon dry(roasted) on the outside, flaky in between, but then still a bit less done or rarer in the center that melts in your mouth like butter! Don’t go crazy and burn or anything, but you’re not cooking in an oven either; it’s a grill; it should be hot!

        1. Blair says:

          Awesome! Thank you, Brian!

  21. Natalie says:

    Hello! I was wondering what you would recommend serving with this? Thanks!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Natalie! We usually keep it simple and serve it with a salad and some crusty French bread on the side. It also pairs nicely with rice or pesto pasta, dinner rolls, biscuits, roasted asparagus, roasted broccoli, or just about any other veggie. Enjoy!

  22. Monica C says:

    5 stars
    Very crispy

  23. Vicki says:

    5 stars
    I made this and it is wonderful! My husband is not a salmon fan but he tried it and said it was by far the best salmon I had ever fixed! Having salmon again tonight! Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. Blair says:

      So glad to hear that, Vicki! Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

  24. Brittany Anderson says:

    Hi can you grill skinless salmon the same way?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Brittany! Yes, that should be fine!

  25. Sherry says:

    5 stars
    Wonderful, delicious salmon recipe. I am not a fish lover, nor is my husband but with your Mom’s seasoning we both wanted more. We will grill extra next time. Silly question, since I will use your seasoning
    often I need a cute container like yours for my stove too. Can you tell me the brand and where you bought it. Thank you

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Sherry! The spice jar is made by Le Creuset, but I can’t find a link to the exact dish. It’s basically a ramekin with an airtight lid. This one looks similar: https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/le-creuset-stoneware-mini-round-cocotte/?catalogId=58&sku=3507829&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Bakeware%20%3E%20Ramekins%20%26%20Mini%20Cocottes&cm_ite=3507829&gclid=CjwKCAjw8-LnBRAyEiwA6eUMGuu7qVrEZ-ucgvzS5PuDK9nwsPz56fHUTmmyfgmARvDDCHqyA43HthoCJm8QAvD_BwE

      So glad that you like the fish! 🙂

      1. Gail says:

        Can I do this in the oven? What temp? Timing?

  26. Marcy says:

    5 stars
    So delicious! I also put the rub on chicken for my son who hates fish and it was delicious also. Made a lemon garlic butter sauce to go on top of the fish and grilled asparagus and it was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Thank you for a great recipe!

    1. Blair says:

      Awesome! Yes — the seasoning is so good on chicken, veggies, etc. I’m glad that you all enjoyed the meal, Marcy! 🙂

  27. Melissa says:

    Great recipe! I just made a small batch for the salmon I had as I didn’t have enough to make the recommended batch.
    Question – what other fish would be to use this seasoning for other than salmon? Have you tried any other fish with your house seasoning? Thanks!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Melissa! I’m glad that you liked it! We use this seasoning with just about everything! It’s great on chicken, it’s nice with shrimp, and it works with fish like halibut, tilapia, tuna, cod, or whatever else you enjoy. We also sprinkle the seasoning with olive oil on vegetables before roasting or sauteeing, or sprinkle it on top of salad. It’s so versatile! 🙂

  28. Brenda says:

    5 stars
    Eating was believing! Absolutely delicious. Grilled on recommended temperature made the difference. Nice smoky outside, flake tender inside. I love simple, easy recipes as well. This one is a keeper .

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks so much, Brenda!

    2. Crystal Lynch says:

      This recipe is so delicious and that special blend of seasoning is now also a staple in my home. I use it on lots of things n my kids eat it up. Thank you so much for sharing.

      1. Blair says:

        Thank you, Crystal!

  29. Gail says:

    Can I use cedar planks on the grill? Also, what temperature and how long? Making tonight!

      1. Gail says:

        Thanks for the links! We followed but our cedar planks caught on fire! Our grill was too high at 450! My husband quickly got the salmon off and they were absolutely perfect! Everyone enjoyed and asked for the seasoning recipe! Thanks again! I will next be using it on chicken! Any special instructions for boneless breasts?

        1. Blair says:

          Yikes! Did you pre-soak the planks in water? I think that most recipes suggest you pre-soak so that the wood doesn’t catch fire. Anyway, I’m glad that you were able to salvage the fish and enjoy this recipe! If you want to grill chicken breasts, here’s a recent recipe: https://www.theseasonedmom.com/grilled-chicken-breast/ You can skip the marinade called for in that recipe and just rub the meat with olive oil and add the house seasoning. Grill according to the recipe instructions. 🙂

  30. Lynn says:

    5 stars
    It’s not often I follow internet recipes because I’ve been really disappointed in the past with incomplete ingredient lists and/or the taste of the recipe. I bought two salmon fillets the other day and was thinking of ways I could make them “different” from my usual grill pan salmon, oven salmon, etc. I came across your recipe and it sounded complete, so I thought, why not? WOW! I made enough for two pieces and both my daughter and I were pleasantly surprised! The were terrific, moist, flavorful pieces of salmon, perfectly cooked in my cast iron grill pan. I saved your spice list and will make enough for last 6 months! I also never thought to use olive oil to coat the fish. I used Grape Seed oil because it has no taste and it worked too. Thank you!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Lynn! That’s so great to hear. Glad that you now have a new go-to seasoning and salmon recipe. 🙂

    2. Gina Upham says:

      5 stars
      I just made this salmon dish for myself this evening. It’s very easy to modify the quantity. Man was it delicious! I mnew to grilling so I was worried but it turned out amazing. The house seasoning is wicked amazing!! Thanks for sharing it.

      1. Blair says:

        That’s awesome, Gina! Thank you!

  31. Jane Riggs says:

    5 stars
    I seldom if ever comment on a recipe, but the salmon and chicken using your rub recipe and directions made our family dinner this evening outstanding. It has been such a long time that my culinary skills have been praised, I basked in the glow. I do believe the fam was surprised. Thank you for the posting. I’ll be searching for more of your suggestions.

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Jane! That’s the best feeling — basking in the glow of a successful meal! 🙂

  32. Gretha says:

    5 stars
    Made this on the gas grill tonight for dinner…my husband said this might be the best salmon he’s ever had. Wow! As I’m not fond of garlic on salmon next time I’ll try it without the garlic but keep everything else pretty much the same. I didn’t have dried onion, dried parsley or garlic powder so I used fresh for all of those items. Thanks for the recipe. Also the tip for using scissors to cut the fish!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s wonderful! Thanks, Gretha!

  33. Shruti says:

    5 stars
    I have recently started cooking fish & other meats ( grew up as a vegetarian & was never exposed to cooking meats) Was very hesitant to cook Salmon but my kids were very keen on doing it at home. Since this recipe looked simple, I decided to give it a shot. Boy is it delicious.. dinner got polished off super quick. Highly recommend this recipe.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Shruti! I’m so glad that your family enjoyed it!

  34. Shawnda McCluer says:

    5 stars
    I like to buy Salmon at Sam’s club and bake it. It is a very simple way to prepare Salmon. But I wanted more seasoning. This recipe was a favorite. I loved the seasoning and the grilled flavor! I especially appreciated that it was easy to prepare and I could use seasonings that I had on hand. Thanks!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Shawnda! I’m so glad that this worked well for you!

  35. Anne says:

    5 stars
    Wow, I’ve used this seasoning over and over on salmon and it is wonderful. I’ve forwarded this recipe to so many family and friends. Thank you! If you have any other recipes to share, I will definitely try. Thanks again for sharing!

    1. Anne says:

      I just realized there are a ton of recipes on their blog. Thanks again!

    2. Blair says:

      I’m so glad to hear that, Anne! Thanks for sharing with your friends. I have so many recipes on my site, so feel free to search around (you can type in search words in the right hand sidebar) to see what else you might enjoy. Thanks again!

  36. Darian says:

    5 stars
    I prepared this recipe on my Smokeless Grill. So simple, yet amazing. My family definitely enjoyed it the first, second. and third time I prepared it. Needless to say I now keep a container of your “House Seasoning” in the spice cabinet.

    1. Blair says:

      That’s wonderful! Thanks, Darian!

  37. Michelle says:

    This worked out great. I didn’t have minced onion so I subbed half the amount of onion powder. My husband and I are doing Whole30 this month, so we were looking for something simple and tasty. We grilled it over charcoal after the flames had died down. We also grilled halved bell peppers over coals and roasted asparagus in the oven all coated with the house seasoning and it was all excellent. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Blair says:

      Awesome! Thank you, Michelle! The grilled bell peppers and asparagus sound delicious, too!

  38. Rick says:

    Kids loved it! I’ve always had trouble with fish sticking to the grill, but not with this recipe. This might have to be a weekly meal. So easy, sooooo good!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s great, Rick! I’m so glad that your kids enjoyed it, too. 🙂

  39. Jon says:

    5 stars
    Excellent! I drizzled honey at the end.

  40. Emma says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I followed your instructions and the salmon was absolutely perfect. This was my first time grilling salmon and your instructions were very easy to follow and they turned out excellent just as the recipe States. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Blair says:

      Yay! That’s amazing, Emma! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a note!

  41. Sirisha says:

    5 stars
    Loved your recipe. It was so easy to prepare and came out totally restaurant style. Thanks for your time in blogging this recipe for us.

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you so much< Sirisha! 🙂

  42. Heidi Harper says:

    5 stars
    We made this on Easter and all loved it! Even my super picky 10 year old!
    We grilled with the skin on-very easy to remove after. The seasoning was perfect! Since all of the measurements are equal, it was easy to just make a smaller amount of the seasoning if you want to try it before making a big batch. (You will want a big batch-YUM!)
    Thank you for posting an easy and delicious salmon recipe!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Heidi! I’m so happy to hear that even your picky 10-year-old approves! Thanks for taking the time to come back here and leave me a note. I really appreciate it. Take care and have a good week!

  43. Your Mom says:

    5 stars
    I never leave reviews for recipes and I have to say that I was skeptical that this simple seasoning mix would be so noteworthy, but here I am. This mix will also live on my counter for everything. I used it on trout and we loved every bite

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you!

  44. Dalton S says:

    5 stars
    I’ve never commented on a recipe page before, but this was so good I had too. Best and easiest salmon I’ve ever made. Thank you!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Dalton! I appreciate that you took the time to come back here and leave me a note. So glad that the salmon was a hit!

  45. Robin Light says:

    My teen is a body builder. I have to grill him salmon all the time and Usually I have to do it quickly. He has been eating it but I know he doesn’t love it. He really liked your fifteen minute salmon and I loved that it was quick and easy.

    1. Blair says:

      That’s awesome! Thanks, Robin!

  46. Rena Longsworth says:

    5 stars
    I made this recipe exactly and used the seasoning mix on some chicken breasts for the rest of my fish-eschewing family and we all loved it! I just spent a half hour searching my history for this recipe. So simple and delicious! Thank you.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Rena! I’m so glad that you took the time to find the recipe. 🙂 I agree that the seasoning is equally delicious on chicken (or veggies or steak, too).

  47. Mark B says:

    4 stars
    This was absolutely excellent except I would suggest half the salt. While I love salt, the rub was just a tad too salty for me, and I have high blood pressure so have to watch the sodium content. Otherwise spot on! Cooked it on the grill 5 minutes per side at medium heat. Perfectly done and skin was crispy and enjoyable. Full of flavor! Thanks for the recipe. This one’s a keeper!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Mark!

  48. Brenna says:

    5 stars
    OMGosh – defreakinlightful!! Thank you for helping me break in my new grill

    1. Blair says:

      So glad that you liked it, Brenna! Thanks for your kind note. 🙂

  49. Jen says:

    5 stars
    It was absolutely delicious! And so easy! Great flavor and still moist!
    Thank you!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Jen!

  50. Salmon Mama says:

    This looks incredible! I wish I’d found this before the 4th of July weekend — I totally would have tried it! Good thing we still have quite a bit left of grilling season. I’ll be trying this sometime this week!

    1. Blair says:

      Perfect! Enjoy!

  51. E Payton says:

    This recipe is the best! The salmon were a family hit! Thanks.

    1. Blair says:

      Wonderful! Thanks so much!

  52. KOB says:

    5 stars
    Omg why can’t I post a pic! I’m droooooing.

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you! 🙂

  53. Deb says:

    5 stars
    I am having grilled salmon for dinner and I do season it with fresh grinded pepper, smoked paprika, sweet basil and olive oil. I use a BBQ grilling basket. It is so much easier to flip.I spray it first.

    1. Blair says:

      Great tip, Deb! Thank you!

      1. Paulette says:

        A little Mo.terey Jack cheese is also good on zucchini. My kids love it either way….or zucchini boats!

  54. Chef Bob says:

    2 stars
    OK recipe for people who live like I did once up a river in Borneo 500 miles from the nearest store or are rushed during the week and cooking for folk who think “take a can of cream of mushroom soup” is a good opening line for a recipe. Dried onion, garlic, parsley? Come on.

    1. MT says:

      You’re being obtuse on purpose. You could try something new and not be an incorrigible turd.

  55. SJ says:

    Hello Blair,
    I too would like a little blue dish for the home spice. Any idea what it’s called and where I can get one?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi! That’s made by Le Creuset, and it was a gift from my mom when she originally gave me the first batch of seasoning many years ago. I’ve used it ever since. I’m not sure if they’re still for sale. I’ve looked at their website and wasn’t able to find the exact model, but they do have other storage canisters that might work: https://www.lecreuset.com/kitchen-tools/storage-cleaning-and-organization Hope that helps!

      1. Laura Martinez says:

        What other foods can you use the seasoning for? Trying it on salmon tonight.


  56. Wasabi says:

    5 stars
    This has been my go to recipe for the last 2 years now!!
    Whenever I stray and try new ones, my son will comment not my best work. Come back to ol’faithful and everyone is happy!!

    1. Blair says:

      I’m so happy to hear that! I love that your son approves, too! 🙂

  57. Heather says:

    5 stars
    This seasoning mix is so simple and so, so delicious. My husband added dill to it as well, which put it right over the top! Try it on buttered pasta with crumbled Unexpected Cheddar (Trader Joe’s) – you won’t be disappointed! Thank you!!!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Heather! I love the idea of adding dill to the mix. Dill and salmon are such a great combo!

  58. Tom says:

    5 stars
    I’m glad I found your House Seasoning recipe. I think this is excellent on salmon and I use it whenever I grill salmon. I’ve yet to try it on other entrees or vegetables but will try it on chicken and veggies soon. Thanks!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Tom! I’m so glad that you enjoy it!:)

  59. Toni Lynn Rustand says:

    5 stars
    The best salmon ever! My family said it was the best salmon that they have ever had!
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Toni! That’s awesome!

  60. Angel says:

    5 stars
    Wow! Made this tonight, fabulous! The seasoning was delicious, and the salmon was cooked perfectly. This is definitely going to be a regular in the rotation. Yum!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s so great to hear, Angel. Thanks for letting me know!

  61. Karen says:

    I tried this tonight for the first time using my indoor, smokeless grill, which I’m loving. I reduced the salt in your seasoning blend for health reasons, but went full on with all the other seasonings. I loved it. Plan on using it on other foods besides the salmon. I had Cole slaw as a side. My husband wanted macaroni and cheese, plus I had Three Bean Salad fixed and ready to go. Made a great meal. Thank you.

    1. Blair says:

      Sounds perfect, Karen. Thanks for letting me know. So glad that you enjoyed it!

  62. Jennifer Moore says:

    5 stars
    My whole (picky) family loves this! And I have a little jar of house seasoning by my stove now, too.

    1. Blair says:

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that it’s become your “house” seasoning, too! 🙂

  63. Angel says:

    5 stars
    My boys love this. I didn’t change a thing. We have it once a week. I use the seasoning now also on Brussels sprouts, asparagus, in pasta and on chicken so far. I even added some to homemade garlic bread and everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing this!!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Angel! I’m so glad that you love the seasoning blend as much as we do. We use it on grilled steaks regularly, too! 🙂

  64. Leslie says:

    Are we suppose to sprinkle both sides of the salmon with the seasonings, or just one side? The instructions aren’t specific. Looking forward to trying this.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Leslie! You don’t need to season the skin, unless you’re planning to eat that (which we never do). Just season the flesh side on top. Enjoy!

      1. Leslie says:

        Ok, Thanks, however we are not a fan of the skin on salmon….always buy the ones without the skins, so I will season both sides.

        1. Blair says:

          Sounds great!

    2. Robin says:

      Can you substitute the onion flakes with onion powder.

      1. Blair says:

        Hi, Robin! Yes, you can use the onion powder, but you’ll need to decrease the amount. Onion powder is more potent than the flakes, so you need about 1/3 as much. Enjoy!

  65. Sharon says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! Very easy and actually one of the best (maybe the best) salmon grilling recipes I’ve tasted. I am on a low sodium diet, so I substituted No Salt for the kosher salt. Always looking for recipes I can easily make low sodium. Thanks so much!!!

    1. Blair says:

      I’m so glad to know that you enjoyed the salmon and that you were able to adapt it to suit your diet, Sharon. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a note! 🙂

  66. SaraWyoming says:

    5 stars
    Scrumptious. I halved the rub and the family loved it.

    1. Blair says:

      Great! Thank you! 🙂

  67. D Soa says:

    4 stars
    Way, way, way, way, WAY too much salt. Otherwise, tasty.

  68. Libryah Peterson says:

    5 stars
    I made this for my boyfriend he really liked it I enjoyed as well 10/10

    1. Blair says:

      Thank you, Libryah! I’m so glad that you both enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to come back here and leave a note! 🙂

  69. Sean Palmeter says:

    5 stars
    I’m an avid kayak fisherman and recently came home with 5 king salmon and a coho on a recent trip. I’ve never been able to quite nail down cooking salmon in a fashion where I’m actually looking forward to having it more often. I followed this recipe and after the first bite I came to realize the true value of the 25lbs of meat I recently stocked into my freezer, thanks to this amazing recipe. The house seasoning is incredibly good and I cant see myself needing anything else for future salmon grilling. It really is worth making a big batch out of, like recommended in the recipe.

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I finally feel like I’m doing my catch justice for the table!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Oh my gosh, what a huge compliment, Sean! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m jealous of that freshly-caught fish. Sounds amazing!

  70. Tom Owens says:

    5 stars
    If you are going to peel off the skin before you plate, try this: cook skin side down first, then after you flip you can peel off the skin very easily and do a last quick turn to get grill marks on the skin side also.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Great tip, Tom! Thank you! 🙂

  71. Tracy Nicks says:

    5 stars
    I don’t usually leave reviews, but I had to come back and leave one for this treasured recipe. We are a family of five – three children. This recipe is so simple and we all think it is delicious. We’ve been using it for months now.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      That’s so nice to hear, Tracy! Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a note. I really appreciate it!

  72. Corissa says:

    Hi Blair! This looks delicious! Any tips on where and what kind of salmon? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Corissa! We don’t live in an area where a large variety of fresh seafood is readily available. When we can get there, we love the salmon (or steelhead) from Costco. Other days we just get the farm-raised salmon from our local grocery store. Sometimes we’ll use wild-caught salmon from Butcher Box, too. So basically, whatever we can get our hands on! 🙂

    2. Carl says:

      I’m using Loch Duarte from Scotland tonight for this recipe, farm raised. It is so good every time I use it in any recipe, slightly more fatty/oily so it’s hard to dry out from possible overcook. Also, so much better than Atlantic farm raised. It’s like butter and very flavorful. I don’t use wild caught when seasoning Salmon beyond salt and pepper because the star of the show for wild should be the fish IMHO.

      1. Blair Lonergan says:

        That’s cool, Carl. I’ve never tried that type of fish, but it sounds great!

  73. Carissa says:

    5 stars
    So glad I found this just in time for grilling weather! Made it this past weekend and it was a hit – even with the kiddos. I saw earlier in the comment thread that people were looking for salmon recommendations. My husband and I always comparison shop to find decent prices with this site: https://qualityseafooddelivery.com/salmon/. We ended up finding a really decently priced Sockeye for this meal, and it was absolutely divine! My Costco doesn’t stock salmon, unfortunately, so this has been the next best thing. Cheers!

  74. Janet & Bob says:

    5 stars
    So easy and so delicious! We absolutely loved grilling it and eating it!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Thank you!

  75. Sarah Coderre says:

    5 stars
    A fool proof recipe! Easy, quick & tasty. Perfect for a no fuss healthy dish.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Thank you, Sarah!

  76. Vicki says:

    5 stars
    Loved how this let her flavor of the fish shine through. Fish was nice and moist with crispy skin.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Thank you, Vicki!

  77. Joy Perko says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Cooked on my old George Foreman grill for 5 minutes total (grill cooks both sides at the same time) and it was perfect.

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      Thank you, Joy! We’re so happy to hear it.

  78. Kristen Shankle says:

    5 stars
    I am notorious for ruining salmon even though I love it. I made this last night and it turned out incredible!! Thank you for saving my favorite fish!!

  79. Linda Pigsley says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was QUICK, EASY, and DELICIOUS! I had all of the spices for the seasoning on hand so I made the larger seasoning batch for future recipes as was recommended. My entire family enjoyed this recipe. We will definitely make this recipe again.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Awesome! So glad that you enjoyed it, Linda!

  80. Karen says:

    5 stars
    So easy and so delish! This will be my go-to recipe.

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Karen!

  81. JuanD says:

    1 star
    Used this recipe, ruined a good piece of fish.