Easy Grilled Salmon Recipe

Easy Grilled Salmon Recipe

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Easy Grilled Salmon Recipe
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Grilling salmon on your George Foreman Grill is very easy and can be done with a minimum of ingredients. A basic salmon filet should be approximately 4 oz and 3/4″ thick. Of course, sizes of filets sizes may vary depending on what is available from your local grocer, but for best results on the Foreman Grill, 3/4″ to 1″ thickness will be your best bet. Salmon is a flaky fish that is very healthy with a light flavor which can be accentuated any number of ways. Experimenting with different olive oils and your favorite seasonings can create a variety of exciting flavors. The basics for for easy grilled salmon are olive oil, salt to taste and lemon. Adding some smoked paprika can create a beautifully rich yet subtle flavor as well. If you like your salmon smoked, take a look at this awesome Masterbuilt smoked salmon recipe.

Overall, have fun making salmon on your Foreman Grill. It’s low-fat, can be low-sodium if desired, and is of course, delicious.


  • 2 – 4oz salmon filets of 3/4″ thick (no more than 1″ thick for easiest grilling)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika
  • Fresh lemon wedges

Total time: 15 minPrep time: 10 min – Cook time: 5 min


A light brushing of olive oil on the grill might be a good idea. Though the Foreman Grill is non-stick, fish can become very sticky so the oil will make cooking and cleanup much easier. Preheat your grill for at least 5 minutes with the lid closed. If you have temperature settings, medium/high will be the optimal setting.

Brush both sides of salmon filets with olive oil and squeeze some fresh lemon on just before cooking. Sprinkle with salt if desired and add some paprika. Place on grill and close lid. As a general rule, the salmon can be done in as quickly as 5 minutes. No real worries about undercooking the salmon. Overcooking can make it tough so best to check after 5 minutes. The salmon will be done when it easily flakes with a fork.

Comments: 15

  1. Isacc - August 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm Reply

    Great recipe! Had it with grilled asparagus and was so good.

  2. LeylaVI340 - January 7, 2016 at 11:49 am Reply

    I’ve grilled salmon before, but will be trying it this way instead. Thank you.

    • charles daugherty - March 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm Reply

      I cook the salmon this way: salt, pepper, paprika then coat with olive oil. place chopped fresh ROSEMARY leaves all over. meat side down 2 1/2 min. brush olive oil sprinkle rosemary then flip 21/2 min more .

  3. Sadie Edwards - February 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Will be having this for dinner with home made cole slaw and oven fries.

  4. Cody - June 16, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply

    For newer Foremans with temperatures specified by degrees, what is the ideal temp?

    • Leiani Greenfield - September 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply

      I had the same question. Have you tried it yet? What temperature did you use?

  5. checkerbum - June 30, 2017 at 11:37 am Reply

    For a George Forman Grill, what is med/high heat?
    Is that a 4?


  6. Crystal - February 21, 2018 at 7:38 pm Reply

    What if the fillets are frozen?

    • Anthony - June 13, 2018 at 11:38 am Reply

      I’m not a professional cook but most salmon products highly recommend you thaw it out in your fridge first before cooking. My recommendation is if you know you’re wanting salmon tomorrow, put the frozen in the fridge to thaw overnight.

    • Kimorathegreat - January 10, 2019 at 5:36 pm Reply

      U are supposed to put them in hot water so they can defrost quickly

  7. Shari Telleen - February 1, 2019 at 8:16 pm Reply

    I start mine frozen all the time with no problems. 10 min will do it!

  8. Ilene - February 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm Reply

    Skin side down or up?

    • Beverly Jean Robinson - April 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm Reply

      Did you ever find out if skin side or meat side down???

    • Karla - April 28, 2019 at 5:44 pm Reply

      For the most part, I am seeing to start with skin side up and then flip after about 2 1/2 minutes, making sure to coat with olive oil so as not to stick.

  9. Tom - April 28, 2019 at 10:33 pm Reply

    I’m wondering about the cooking as well. Is it one side and other side as well or which side is salmon cooked on??

    I’m wanting to give this a try.

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