Grill salmon

Tips & tricks for perfectly grilled salmon

Salmon is rightly one of the most popular fish, not only in the kitchen but also on the grill. The fish with its high omega-3 fat content particularly benefits from the smoky flavour and also retains its shape. Both salmon fillets and whole salmon sides are suitable for preparation over the fire. From choosing the right product and the right marinade to the various preparation options and the right side dishes, below you will find our tips for enjoying perfectly grilled salmon.

Delicious salmon for grilling

Tips for grilling salmon

Depending on the method of preparation and the number of hungry guests, you can opt for ready-portioned salmon fillets or a whole side of salmon. If your salmon has a skin side, you should leave it on when grilling. This will protect the fillet and, with a few tips, make it extra crispy:

  • Carve the skin of the fillet, so that it does not bulge during cooking.
  • Salt the salmon on the skin side, then it becomes particularly crispy.
  • Short and to the point: Whether gas or charcoal grill, salmon is grilled for approx. 4-6 minutes on the skin side and 1-3 minutes on the flesh side.Pieces without skin are cooked for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • To prevent the fillet from falling apart, only turn it over when it comes off the grate by itself.
  • Serviere Serve the fillet skin side up, so that it stays nice and crispy.
  • Remove the marinade before grilling, otherwise it may burn. You can add it to the fish again when serving for an intense flavour.

The right marinade for salmon

Marinating is the next step before grilling. Salmon is characterised by its distinctive flavour and high omega-3 fat content. Strong flavours and dominant herbs go particularly well with it. How about a marinade of fresh rosemary and thyme, for example? Or do you fancy a honey and mustard coating? In our recipe world, you will find many different barbecue recipes that will enhance your barbecued food.

Recipe ideas for grilled salmon

Grilled salmon is a versatile delicacy that can be prepared in countless ways. Whether grilled on slices of fruit, roasted over an open flame or cooked in packets - your creativity knows no boundaries when it comes to grilled salmon. Let our recipe ideas inspire you and tantalise your taste buds.

Grilled salmon a bit different

In addition to the typical grilled dishes in which the grilled food plays the main role, you can also cook salmon on the grill for other recipes. How about a grilled salmon fillet on a crispy burger bun, for example? Or serve the fish in a pasta dish or on puree to add delicious smoky flavours to your dish. There are no limits to your culinary imagination.

Sauces for grilled salmon

Salmon is not only particularly flexible when it comes to marinades and preparation options. Various sauces also go well with this popular fish. If your fish has already been marinated thoroughly, you generally don't need any more sauce. All kinds of sauces and dips go well with unseasoned fish or natural fillets. Traditionally, flavourful herbs such as dill, thyme or rosemary are paired. However, citrusy flavours also go perfectly with oily fish. Or do you take your cue from Asian cuisine and use a teriyaki sauce? You are sure to find your perfect match in our selection of delicious sauces and dips.

Wine accompaniment for salmon

White wines generally go well with fish, which is especially true of salmon. The flavoursome, orange meat particularly benefits from the acidic notes of white wines such as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc. A fruity rosé is also ideal on warm summer evenings. The pairing with champagne or prosecco is rather unconventional, but definitely worth trying. What counts in the end: What you like, suits you!