Are you ready for the easiest recipe of your life? Okay maybe not as easy as a grilled cheese but it’s close! This Grilled Salmon is one of the best salmon recipes I’ve tried and it only takes FIVE ingredients (4 of which you probably always have on hand, then just grab some salmon).
Also it takes minimal prep and there’s minimal clean up. I also love that you don’t have to skin the salmon first which saves time, it peels right off after grilling.
Why I Love this Grilled Salmon Recipe
This is a recipe that comes Ina Garten. I saw it on Food Network a few years ago and finally got around to making it today.
The recipe had 752 reviews and it came it at 4.8 stars and for good reason, this salmon is unbelievably delicious! It’s amazing what 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep can do.
It has a well rounded flavor, it had just the right amount of saltiness and depth (from the soy sauce) and it had just enough tang and spice from the vinegar and mustard seed (in the mustard).
The only thing I changed was to take the olive oil down 2 tsp to 1/3 cup because it’s easier to measure vs. 6 Tbsp. Then I upped the garlic 3 times the original amount because I love garlic.
Ingredients for this Recipe
- Soy sauce
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
How to Make this Grilled Salmon
First you’ll cut that side of salmon into individual fillets. Then transfer to a dish.
Then prep the marinade by mixing together soy sauce, dijon, garlic and olive oil until it fully comes together.
Set aside a few tablespoons of marinade then spoon (or pour) and spread remaining marinade over salmon and spread even. Let rest 10 minute or refrigerate up to 1 hour in marinade. Preheat grill.
Grill salmon about 4 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Serve warm with remaining marinade over top, garnish with parsley if desired.
A Salmon Everyone Loves
Don’t do what I did and wait years to make this recipe. It’s is one of those recipes that you’ll use time and time again and it’s easy enough to memorize. Aaaaand most importantly everyone loves it!
My brother doesn’t even like salmon and he took one bite then asked for the rest of it! My kids loved it too. Win win.
More Salmon Recipes to Try
- Salmon Roasted in Butter
- Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa
- Baked Teriyaki Salmon
- Creamy Salmon Picatta
- Greek Salmon
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5 Ingredient Marinated Grilled Salmon
One of the best salmon recipes I've tried and it only takes FIVE ingredients. Also it takes minimal prep and there's minimal clean up. I also love that you don't have to skin the salmon first which saves time, it peels right off after grilling.
- 3 lb. side of salmon, skin on
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic (1 large clove)
- 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing grill
- 1 Tbsp minced parsley (optional, for looks)
Lay salmon skin side down on a cutting board and cut salmon crosswise into 6 equal portions, transfer to a 13 by 9-inch baking dish skin side down.
In a small mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce, mustard, garlic and olive oil until mixture is emulsified (fully comes together).
Set aside about 2 Tbsp of the marinade mixture then spoon and spread remaining mixture over salmon, let rest at room temperature 10 minutes.
Meanwhile preheat grill over medium-high heat to about 400 degrees. Clean grill grates and brush with oil.
Place salmon on grill skin side down and cook about 4 minutes, then carefully flip (I sort of roll it) and continue to cook another 4 minutes or to desired doneness.
Remove skin from salmon then plate and brush remaining 2 Tbsp marinade mixture over salmon.
Serve warm garnished with parsley if desired.
Recipe source: adapted from Ina Garten