A grilled salmon fillet is a fantastic weeknight dinner! This time, I opted to put this fillet in a fish basket. My uncle said he loves to cook this way; removing from the grill is easy and keeps all the toppings on the fish.
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Salmon is one of those lean proteins I love making for dinner. It pairs amazingly with a light side dish. I am lucky to get fresh caught PNW salmon often, but you can also order salmon or pick it up in the grocery store.
Grilled Salmon INgredients
Salmon Rub– You can do a homemade rub, but let’s face it, this is a fast and easy recipe. I used Trader Joe’s new salmon rub, and it was amazing! There were hints of smoke in it but it was not overwhelming.
How To Make Grilled Salmon in a Fish Basket
Start by defrosting your salmon if needed, or if it’s fresh, ensure it is appropriately cleaned and filleted.
Slice your lemons. I did little wedges, but you can do rounds if you would like.
Spray your fish basket with a nonstick spray.
Oil both the skin side and the meat side of your salmon filet. This helps the salmon not to stick but to have the seasoning stick to the salmon.
Lay skin side down inside of the grill fish basket.
Season to taste with your seasoning, I used Trader Joe’s Salmon Rub, but you can use any rub.
Space out pieces of lemon on top of your salmon fillet.
Latch the top of the grill basket to close it in.
I made this on my Monument Grils 35633. I shared my full Monument Grill review before (you can see it -> here), but the window is still my favorite part of the grill! You can order one from Monument Grills, Amazon, Wayfair, or Home Depot!
Turn your grill onto a low-medium heat.
Once your grill has warmed up, take the fish basket with your salmon fillet to the grill.
You can place it on the upper or lower racks., I knew I would be watching closely since I also made Cheesy Asparagus to pair with it, so I cooked it on the lower rack. I also made two other varieties of grilled salmon that day.
Use a meat thermometer to verify that the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees, and then remove for serving. Your cooking time will vary based on your grill temperature.
Where To Buy Fish Grilling Baskets
Now I have a Mr. Bar B Q Fish basket and love it. You can also pick up other brands of fish baskets or grilling baskets.
- Amazon Grilling Fish Baskets
- Walmart Grilling Fish Basket
- Home Depot Grilling Fish Basket
- Wayfair Grilling Basket
leftover salmon recipes
I love to use my leftover salmon to create another recipe! These are some of my favorites.
What To Serve With Grilled Salmon
Smoked Side Dishes: Smoked Baked Potatoes, Smoked Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Sweet Potato Casserole, Smoked Baked Potatoes, Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes, Smoked Deviled Eggs, Smoked Loaded Baked Beans, Creamy Smoked Macaroni And Cheese, Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes
Amazing Grilling Recipes to Check out
- Grilled Side Dish Recipes
- Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs
- How to Grill Chicken Breasts
- Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Grilled Pork Steaks
Grilled Salmon In Fish Basket
- Defrost or prepare your salmon if it is freshly caught.
- Spray your fish basket with a nonstick spray.
- Rub both sides of your salmon fillet with olive oil.
- Lay skin side down in the open fish basket and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Space lemon wedges or slices out on top of the fillet