Grilled Copper River Salmon

Grilled Copper River Salmon

Easy grilled Copper River Salmon, tender, flaky, and full of flavor!


4 servings


16-24 ounces Copper River Salmon fillets
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
Fresh, coarsely-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic, or about 2 cloves
olive oil


1. Rinse salmon and pat it dry. With skin-side-down, lightly sprinkle liquid smoke over the salmon. Sprinkle freshly-ground black pepper over the salmon, along with the minced garlic.

2. Drizzle with olive oil to coat, and sprinkle generously with salt.

3. Pre-heat grill on HIGH for 10-15 minutes. Place salmon, flesh-side-down, on grill and grill with lid down on MEDIUM heat for about 8 minutes (for thin fillets; a few minutes longer for thicker fillets).

Flip salmon after 4 minutes of grilling time has passed. Salmon is done when it flakes apart easily with a fork and is hot in the middle. Don't over-cook, or it can be dry.

Serve hot with some cooked rice and grilled veggies or a salad!

Copper River Salmon fillets

Grilled Copper River Salmon

Grilled Copper River Salmon

Additional Notes: 

Grilled Copper River Salmon

Grilled Copper River Salmon

Check out our other seafood recipes!

Smoky salmon chowder
Smoky Salmon Chowder

The salmon chowder is AMAZING -- and you can use leftover grilled salmon to make it! :)

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Cooking Time: 

~8 minutes (varies according to thickness and grill)

Tammy's Review: 

Copper River Salmon has such a beautiful color and rich flavor! Grilling it is quick and easy, and the result is tender, flaky, juicy salmon!

Truly, this is the best salmon I have ever eaten, and reinforces to me that salmon is still my favorite fish, especially after grilled sea bass tempts me to change my mind. ;)

Grilled Copper River Salmon

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