Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter Recipe.

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter Recipe.

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Lime Butter

Grilled salmon with garlic butter and lemon and eat it like you are on vacation! Grilled salmon recipe - easy, peeled and super juicy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled salmon, how to grill samon
Prep Time 24 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 (6 oz each) salmon filets
Calories 355kcal
Author Claudia Martinez
Cost Varies by Season and Price of Salmon


  • 2 lbs salmon fillets, peeled and cut into 6 servings
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lime), plus lemon wedges, to serve
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed (not pressed)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)


  • In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Crush 4 cloves of garlic with the flat side of a knife and add to the saucepan along with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add chopped dill and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and immediately remove from heat.
  • Arrange the salmon fillets on a plate with skin side down, then spoon 1/3 of the butter sauce over and top with a spoon. Let the salmon marinate while preheating the grill.
  • Heat the grill to a medium temperature (350°F to 400°F). Oil the hot clamps. Place the salmon on a preheated grill, skin side up. Cover and grill over medium heat (350°F) without grilling, about 3 minutes on the first side.
  • Flip the salmon carefully (a spoon to loosen it and tongs to flip it helps), brush 1/3 of the buttered sauce, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes (or according to the salmon grill schedule), until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (the temperature will continue to rise to an ideal internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit away from the grill).
  • Transfer the salmon to a platter and sprinkle with a third of the sauce remaining in the saucepan (if the butter freezes, heat it on the stove until it melts). Garnish with fresh dill and serve with lemon slices to squeeze over salmon.


Chart for grilling salmon for medium/high heat (350°F):
1″ thick fillet = 3 minutes per side
3/4″ thick fillet = 2-3 minutes per side
1/2″ thick fillet = 2 minutes per side

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I am Claudia Martinez, the creator behind the food blog where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and my children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Let me first say that my husband and I don’t particularly like Salmon, but my daughter who is staying with us loves it. I looked at a lot of recipes, but picked this one to try because I have been so happy with the other recipes I have tried from this site. Bottom line, we all loved it. It was simple to prepare, and the results were really good. I followed the directions to the letter, and served with saffron Orzo. I will absolutely be making this again.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi!! So I will be grilling Salmon today. Can fresh lemon be used instead of lime? I never really use lime. Also Can a corn oil or olive oil be used to rub on the grill when preheating the grill? Thank you. You are amazing!!

  3. 5 stars
    Hi there! I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe! Just curious, would I be able to use minced garlic in the garlic lime butter marinade? If so, how much would you recommend I use? Thank you!!

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