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Easy Grilled Salmon

I was busy for the past two weeks and had limited cooking and internet time (hence the lack of updates T_T ). During busy times like these, I am grateful for simple, healthy & “quickie” recipes such as this grilled salmon to get us by.

Grilled Salmon
15 minutes quick dinner: grilled salmon with microwaved potatoes

I call this a “quickie” recipe because it only takes 15 minutes to cook this up (including preparation time!). It doesn’t look too bad for a 15-minutes dish right? ;p Plus it is so healthy and you get to taste the wholesome sweetness of the fish due to a minimal of ingredients used. The cost of an average piece of thick salmon fillet is only about S$5 in our local supermarkets, and after seeing the ease which I whipped up this dish, B told me that he won’t be ordering grilled salmon in restaurants anytime soon, hee. It’s much more economical to eat this at home, where you can enjoy a much bigger piece of salmon at the fraction of the cost. I had microwaved potatoes as the side which is equally quick to prepare.

Grilled Salmon
A thicker stab of grilled salmon, yum

(Serves 1 for 1 person)

– 1 piece of salmon fillet (I love thick pieces for grilling)
– kosher salt or organic sea salt
– freshly cracked black pepper
– one or two herbs you have in the pantry (I used dried parsley) – optional
– butter or olive oil


– Pull out the bones from the salmon fillet using your fingers or a tweezer.
– Season the fish with salt (rub), black pepper and herbs.
– Melt a knob of butter and spread it evenly on the griddles pan (or use olive oil). Grill the salmon fillet, skin side down first, for about 4 minutes each side (or till lightly browned) over medium fire.
– Cooking Note (update):: You can also pan-fry the fish if you don’t have a grill pan. It will still taste good =)

Have a bit more time to whip up something more elaborate? Check out my grilled miso salmon recipe:

Grilled Miso Salmon

52 comments on “Easy Grilled Salmon”

  1. Excellent. I love how moist your salmon is, and the photos are gorgeous :)

  2. Hi all, thank you so much for the wonderful comments, really appreciate it :halo:

    Evan – thanks girl, u r too humble, I think you’re the IT savvy one ;)

    juhuacha & Bob – The main reason I grill is because I loved the grill marks left on the meat afterwards, and the oil kind of drip off the grill lines after cooking … however I think pan frying is just as nice as grilling :)

    Aimei, glad to find your blog too, your bakes look delicious!

  3. I love salmon, it’s really perfect when we are having those busy days but still want something descent, delicious and quick to make.

  4. Great dish! And pretty!

  5. How do you manage to capture such texture in your food photography? I can rarely make it appear like you do, and this looks absolutely delicious. :up:

    I haven’t clicked on the grilled miso salmon link yet (will do after typing this), but I must find out what is on top of it. It reminded me of hamster shavings hehehe. :lol:

  6. Quick, simple and delicious!

  7. Salmon is one of my favorite foods because salmon meals are so quick and easy and always good!

  8. we love salmon too..it’s the most easy fish to cook!! simple yet look good!!

  9. wow… love at the way you present the salmon…. it’s look so delicious…… :lol:

  10. Simple and easy to prepare, delicious and healthy! Wow! Surely a winner in my kitchen! :)

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