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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Recipe for Grilled Salmon with Garlic Lime Butter

Eat grilled salmon with lemon and garlic butter as though you were on vacation! Simple, peelable, and incredibly juicy recipe for grilled salmon!
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


  • 6 servings of 2 lbs. of peeled, cut-up fish fillets
  • Black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
  • sea salt, one teaspoon
  • two tablespoons of minced dill, plus more for decoration
  • Lemon wedges and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (from 1 lime), to serve
  • 4 smashed garlic cloves (not pressed)
  • a half-cup of unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)


  • Melt half a cup of butter in a pot over medium heat. With the flat side of a knife, crush four garlic cloves, then add them to the pot with one teaspoon of salt and one-fourth teaspoon of pepper. Simmer until aromatic for one minute. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and chopped dill, then remove from heat right away.
  • Place the salmon fillets skin side down on a platter, then top with a spoon and a third of the butter sauce. While the grill is heating up, let the salmon marinade.
  • 350°F to 400°F is the ideal temperature for the grill. The heated clamps need oil. On a hot grill, place the salmon skin-side up. With the lid on, grill for about 3 minutes on the first side at medium heat (350°F).
  • When the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 140°F, carefully flip it (a spoon to loosen it and tongs to flip it assist), brush on 1/3 of the buttered sauce, cover, and cook for an additional 2 minutes (or as directed per the salmon grill schedule) (the temperature will continue to rise to an ideal internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit away from the grill).
  • Place the salmon on a plate and top with a third of the sauce that is still in the pan (if the butter freezes, heat it on the stove until it melts). Serve salmon with lemon slices to squeeze over it and fresh dill as a garnish.


Salmon grilling instructions for 350°F medium-high heat:
  • 3 minutes per side for a 1′′ thick fillet.
  • 2-3 minutes per side for a 3/4" thick fillet.
  • 2 minutes per side for a 1/2′′ thick fillet.

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Written by Claudia Martinez

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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