This tasty grilled salmon recipe is the easiest and fastest way to cook salmon. Topped off with a sweet-tangy slathering of maple syrup and mustard really complements the fish’s meatiness. Making the glaze right on the grill means you don’t even have to turn on the stove. For a light, healthy alfresco dinner, serve this with some grilled corn on the cob, cucumber salad, or rice pilaf.
Special equipment: You will need a pastry brush for this recipe.
Game plan: The glaze can be made up to a day in advance on the stove. Cook it uncovered over medium-high heat, let it cool slightly, transfer it to a container with a tightfitting lid, and refrigerate. Let the glaze come to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe.
To keep the fish from sticking to the grill, once the grill is hot, use the scraper to remove any residue from previous grilling sessions. Then follow the instructions for oiling the grill right before cooking.
This dish was featured as part of our Recipes to Help You Conquer Your Fish-Grilling Fears.
For the glaze:
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the fish:
- 4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
- Vegetable oil, for oiling the grill and the fish
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper