Zesty Grilled Salmon w/Citrus-Dill Butter


Grilling salmon is as easy as pie.


By following this recipe, and implementing the no-flip technique with your skin-on salmon, you’ll have a delicious fillet, perfectly cooked every time...

Begin with placing the salmon on a grill pan, like we do, or directly on the grill grates, after being coated with cooking spray. 

Proceed by generously slathering the salmon with the flavored butter, and cooking the fish, without flipping it, until desired degree of doneness. 

Lastly, quarter a large lemon, and grill the wedges alongside the salmon, for the perfect garnish for this fish.

Here’s a little salmon trivia:
  • Salmon are popular in mythology.
  • There are approximately 21,500 people in the U.S listed on white pages.com with the name Salmon.
  • Grizzly bears love to feast on these fish when they are migrating upstream.


  • Fish for salmon in the morning or late at night.    
  • Salmon comes for the Latin word “salmo,” which means “to leap.”  They’re exceptional jumpers, an ability that serves them well when they have to swim upstream or go up rapids in order to reach rivers and streams.
  • The biggest species of salmon is the Chinook, which can weigh as much as a hundred pounds.
  • Salmon is nutritious and considered a health food.
  • And, finally ~ I know that my father-in-law smoked the most delicious Coho salmon on earth, fresh from Lake Michigan! 

If you’re searching for an easy tasty salmon meal, with minimal clean-up, this grilled salmon recipe is for you. 

It’s simple and great for an everyday family meal, but elegant enough to wow your dinner guests at your cookout this summer!

Yield: 3-4 Servings

Grilled Salmon with Citrus-Dill Butter

If you’re searching for an easy tasty salmon meal, with minimal clean-up, this grilled salmon recipe is for you.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 small lemon = ½ teaspoon zested, 1 teaspoon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper, or to taste
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skin on
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill, for garnish
  • 1 large lemon, quartered, optional

METHOD:

  1. Heat grill.
  2. In small bowl, combine all ingredients, except last 3, mix well.
  3. When ready to grill, spread butter mixture over salmon fillet.
  4. Place on a rack, coated with cooking spray, on grill or on hot grill grate, skin side facing down, turning once.
  5. Cook, undisturbed, for about 20 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  6. Meanwhile, place lemons on grill,  cut sides down, and grill until golden, for about 5 to 7 minutes, turning once to other side.
  7. Garnish with dill sprigs and grilled lemon quarters.
  8. Serve with lemons on the side for squeezing.
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Enjoy!

37 comments:

  1. My favourite fish! And yours looks perfect with herb butter!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! I love salmon on the grill!

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  2. We are encouraged to eat salmon and often told "think pink" as it is considered a superfood, good for the brain.
    Your grilled salmon recipe with butter and lemon is simple and delicious; no need to search for any other one.

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    1. Yes, I agree with the salmon and "think pink," but even if I didn't I've always loved salmon canned, (with those little bones), or fresh. Just cooked plain on the grill is usually my way, but this lemony dill butter was excellent. Glad you like this, Duta and have a spectacular week!

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  3. It looks and sounds delicious and beautifully presented

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    1. Thanks, Larry! I appreciate your comments!

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  4. Great use of dill. Love this, Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! The dill greatly added to the salmon flavor. Take care

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  5. I do love salmon yet it has been a while, love the no flip cooking technique. I once had a wild salmon fished and prepared on a Native reserves...that was the best!

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    1. Hi Evelyne! With the skin on, no flipping and delicious. Lucky you! I bet the wild salmon on the Native reserve was awesome!


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    1. Hi T! Dessert???? No dessert here on this post!

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  7. Pam, That salmon looks great...what a nice meal! Simple is good... Another piece of salmon trivia for you. (irrelevant to anyone except my wife and I) She holds the record for the biggest salmon caught in our family...27 lbs! Unfortunately it was off the coast of northern California and we were on a road trip. The captain and crew loved it though...They each took home 3 nice big salmon! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Wow! Good for Laurie! Too bad you couldn't enjoy dining on it, but I bet the captain and his crew loved it! I agree, simple is good and this salmon was truly delicious! Have a wonderful rest of the week, Dave!

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  8. I love salmon. This recipe sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! We really enjoyed it!

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  9. What a delicious salmon dish! We are all salmon fans in this house!

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    1. Thanks, Katerina! Salmon is so good!

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  10. I love salmon, but have never tried the no-flip method. Will be sure to try it soon.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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  11. I always enjoy dill with salmon and this recipe looks really delicious. Perfect summer time meal.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! A little dill does make a difference. Summer food works for me! πŸ˜‰

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  12. Sounds delicious, Pam.... We love Salmon --and this recipe is one I'll try sometime... You are an amazing cook!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks, Betsy! You never know, sometimes it's a 10, and other times a 3, I try! Take care, Hugs

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  13. What a light, tasty healthy meal!

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    1. Thanks, it was and I plan on making it soon again. :)

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  14. Wow Pam - this is a beautiful piece of salmon! I love the sound of the herb butter. I keep telling my husband that this is the way to go when grilling salmon - but he always wants to flip it. Next time I'm grilling it with your method :)

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! The herb butter goes perfectly with the fish. Hope you give it a try! Have a great

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  15. Salmon is such good stuff! Love the fresh wild salmon we get at this time of the year. And love it on the grill -- wonderful flavor. Thanks!

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    1. Woo hoo, John! I love it too, one of my faves on the grill! Take care

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  16. Why, why, why do I come over here at lunch time?
    Now I am really hungry.
    This looks sooo good and I love me some salmon.

    Yum!!

    M : )

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    1. Hi Melinda! Nothing makes me happier than to make you hungry! Thanks, it's truly delicious for salmon lovers like us!

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  17. I love salmon Pam, and this look wonderful!! xo

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Have a great rest of the week/weekend! Hugs

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  18. Pam, your grilled salmon looks beary good ! >o< Much better than red meat and its healthier.
    Hope you're going to have a great weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  19. my doctor told me salmon is good for me to eat as a breastfeeding mom, but i've never liked it. i need to try, though, and this actually sounds really good!

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  20. Can you believe that I have never made salmon. Thanks for the step by step easy recipe.
    I'm sure my husband will love it.

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