Unbelievable Grilled Salmon Recipe

Unbelievable Grilled Salmon Recipe

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Unbelievable Grilled Salmon Recipe
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“I’ve honestly never tasted salmon so good. The fact that I made it on my Foreman Grill really is, as the recipe says, unbelievable” – Margaret M., East Rutherford, NJ.

This easy grilled salmon is, quite simply – unbelievable. With just a few common ingredients, you can turn ordinary salmon into extraordinary. And here’s the thing that makes this recipe even more unbelievable… it’s just SO easy to make.

As we all know, salmon is a power house of nutrition and makes an excellent addition to any healthy diet. The key ingredients for this salmon recipe are the brown sugar and soy sauce. Use low-sodium soy sauce to keep the sodium content down, and it wont really matter if you use light or dark brown sugar. You can always try it with either and experiment with getting just the right amount. The whole recipe is pretty foolproof.

Make this absolutely Unbelievable Grilled Salmon recipe and you’ll be, well, hooked.


  • 2 (6 ounce) skinless salmon filets (1/2 – 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/8 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Lemon pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

Total time:1 hour 15 minPrep time:1 hour 10 min – Cook time:5 min – Serves:2 people


1. Place all ingredients, except salmon filets in a bowl and mix well until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture into a ziplock bag and add salmon filets. Make sure filets are well coated, squeeze out any air, and refrigerate for at least an hour – a couple of hours or even overnight for more flavor.

2. Preheat your George Foreman Grill with the lid closed for at least 5 minutes. Use the high setting for the first batch. If your grill is a particularly hot one you may need to adjust the temp down, but this is rarely an issue.

3. Brush a little vegetable on the grill to help prevent sticking and add the salmon filets. Add salmon filets to the grill and close the lid. Grill for about 2-3 minutes. Flip the filets and give them a 1/4 turn. This helps assure even grilling and gives nice grill marks. Continue grilling for approximately 2-3 more minutes. Salmon will flake easily with a fork when done.

4. Enjoy this recipe!! You can adjust the amount of lemon pepper and garlic powder to suit your taste. You’re gonna love this one, it truly is unbelievable!

Comments: 8

  1. Anna - February 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm Reply

    The salmon came out dry.

  2. Phil - January 20, 2016 at 11:58 pm Reply

    I disagree Anna, I made 2 salmon filets tonight and they were wonderful! Be careful not to overcook your fish, cooking it too long will indeed make it dry. Ours tonight was wonderful.

  3. Clifford Holloway - June 28, 2016 at 4:18 pm Reply

    I grilled my first salmon last night and thought it turned out very well. flaky and tasted very good when finished. I did wipe the grill with olive oil before grilling to prevent any sticking.

  4. amk - August 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Made this last night for neighbors – wild king salmon. Salmon had been fresh frozen last season. The fish was a huge hit, even with kids. I was careful to remove thinner parts of salmon just before it was done, and left thick pieces on a little longer.

  5. Care - October 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Salmon came out sooo delicious! This recipe is a new family favorite

  6. Cheryl - May 11, 2020 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Well, I made this tonight for dinner. Excellent! Very moist, very tasty, very good. Love that I didn’t have to heat the kitchen with the broiler. Also, I put foil on the racks for easy clean and NO salmon smell. Salmon was 8 ounces, with skin on. Adjusted cooking time, skin just peeled off. Served with garlic butter green beans….fabulous dinner. Thank you

  7. Bill - May 27, 2020 at 6:13 pm Reply

    I tried this recipe and it came out to perfection.Salmon was done and moist

  8. Tammy - February 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply

    This was an amazing dinner! Salmon was perfect and the marinade made it perfect. First time I’ve cooked salmon on our George Foreman grill which we hadn’t used for years. Served it with cauliflower “mashed potatoes”, and brussell sprouts. Wonderful meal.

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