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5 from 19 votes

Marinated Grilled Salmon

When its time to grill up deliciousness, try my easy to make marinade and add layers of flavor to your grilled salmon.  This dish will make salmon lovers out of even the pickiest eaters.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinate1 hr
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled salmon, marinated salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 429kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 4 6 ounce salmon fillets skinless and boneless
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lite soy sauce
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • Parsley-finely chopped for garnish
  • Lime wheels for garnish


  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Place the salmon fillets in a baking dish or large ziplock bag.
  • Add the marinade to the baking dish And refrigerate for 1-2 hours. If you use a ziplock bag, seal the bag and gently move the salmon around in the marinade. 
  • Preheat grill to medium-high (350º-400ºF)
  • Clean the grill thoroughly to make sure the salmon doesn't stick.
    *add a light coat of oil to the grill using tongs holding an oiled paper towel
  • Place salmon filets filet side down first (skin side up) on the hot grill.
  • Grill on each side for about 5 minutes or until the desired doneness
  • Optional:
  • Serve on a bed of wilted spinach


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 911mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg