Here are a few good tips for grilling salmon from Caplinger’s Fresh Catch:
1. Start with a good quality salmon.
2. Preheat your grill to medium high to high heat or white hot charcoal and make sure that your grill grates are clean. This will help for the salmon to not stick to the grill.
3. Salmon can be cooked with a variety of seasonings and marinades. Being that it has a nice flavor, it can take light to heavy seasoning depending on your liking. It does well with anything citrus based, teriyaki, blackened seasoning, olive oil based marinades. Sweet and smokey sauces and marinades also work great on salmon.
4. Just before putting the salmon on the grill, brush the grates with olive oil or spray with an oil-based pan spray.
5. Place salmon flesh side down on the grates. Let the fillet cook for 4 to 5 minutes to get nice grill marks on it. Flip it to the skin side and finish to your desired cook. You only need to flip the salmon one time. Most salmon will take 10 to 12 minutes per inch of thickness to cook fully. If you prefer a smokey flavor, do a lower temperature, around 250 degrees, add some wood and let cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
6. Serve immediately with your choice of sides.