Mayo-Grilled Salmon

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"This is a quick and easy way to grill salmon. I adapted it from Chicago Tribune food section."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (514.1 g)
  • Calories 376.2
  • Total Fat - 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.5 mg
  • Sodium - 531.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.5 g
  • Sugars - 12.4 g
  • Protein - 18.1 g
  • Calcium - 180.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 226.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Carefully run your finger up the center of the fillet (against the grain) and if you find any pin bones, pull them out with a small pair of needle-nosed pliers.

Step 2

Pat the fillets dry and set aside.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and lemon juice.

Step 4

Add sesame oil and dill weed, if using.

Step 5

Lightly spread most of the mayo mixture on both sides of the fillets. Set aside the extra mayo to serve.

Step 6

Heat the grill (or grill pan) to medium heat or medium-high heat if using a grill pan or copper sheet.

Step 7

Place the salmon on the grill, skin side down and grill for 3-5 minutes.

Step 8

Turn fillets over and cook another 3 to 4 minutes depending on how thick they are. (I had thick pieces with skin, so turned them several time and got all sided nicely browned and mayo melted.)

Step 9

Sprinkle with parsley and dill, if desired, to serve.


  • If you don't want to grill directly on grates, you may want a grill pan or copper grilling sheet.

6 Reviews


Easy and tastes great! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(27 May 2022)

dienia b

Easy tastes great


review by:
(17 Feb 2022)


Loved this simple and delicious recipe! I didn't bother to measure, just eyeballed it and included the dill and parsley in the mayo mix. It's freezing cold outside, so I put the fish on my small PC stone baking pan and used the toaster oven. Broiled for the last two minutes to get some nice color! Delish!!!


review by:
(9 Feb 2022)


This made a delicious dinner with some steamed broccoli and some rice with broccoli.


review by:
(8 Feb 2022)


This is a keeper! I am reviewing as someone that cooked this outside on a charcoal grill. The flavor was amazing. I only put the mayo on one side and did not turn the salmon. I did not want to risk a flare up. This is amazing flavor. I did add salt and coarse ground black pepper before topping with the mayo. Everyone said: This fish is amazing! WInner! Winner! Just like your win in Football Pool!!


review by:
(8 Dec 2021)


10 stars all the way for this simple and delicious summertime salmon. It was a snap to prepare and grilled up quickly. The flavor was amazing! The blend of mayo and lemon along with the char grilled flavor is amazing. Into my Best of 2021 file it goes! Thank you!


review by:
(26 Jul 2021)

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