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This grilled salmon is a quick-cooking dinner that takes less than twenty minutes to make and tastes amazing! | APinchOfHealthy.com

Easy Grilled Salmon

This easy grilled salmon is a quick-cooking dinner that takes less than twenty minutes to make and tastes amazing! (Grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword grilled salmon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 438 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 6 Tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 4 salmon filets


  1. Add the dijon mustard, soy sauce, avocado oil and garlic to a small mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.

  2. Pour half of the marinade over the raw fish, and reserve the other half for serving.

  3. Allow the fish to marinate for 30 minutes.

  4. Spray a grill pan with non-stick cooking spray, and allow it to heat over medium high heat for two minutes or so, until it is hot.

  5. Place the fish into the pan. I like to do the presentation side down first. If you are using skin-on salmon, put the pink meat-y side down first, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. 

  6. Flip it over, and cook on the other side for another 4 to 5 minutes. (Note: Cooking time may vary for thickness of the fish. Mine were pretty thin, so I did 4 minutes on each side.)

  7. Remove the fish from the pan, and place it on a serving plate, allowing the fish to rest for 10 minutes. The fish will start out raw in the middle, but it will continue cooking (even after it is removed from the heat) as it rests.

  8. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Hint: A little goes a long way. (Note: Make sure not to use the marinade that touched the raw fish! That portion should be discarded to avoid contamination.)

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I would estimate that the amount of marinade would be enough for 6 large or 8 small filets. I like to marinate mine in a ziplock bag to make sure all sides get coated.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Grilled Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 559mg24%
Potassium 864mg25%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.