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Mayo Grilled Salmon

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Mayo Grilled Salmon recipe
Katherine Martinelli / The Daily Meal

For the most attractive presentation, skinless salmon is served bone side (as opposed to “skin side”) up. Grill roughly 8 to 10 minutes total, flipping once, for 1-inch fillets. Salmon is done when an instant read thermometer registers 140F or when the interior is just becoming opaque. You can use the tip of a knife to separate flakes at the fillet’s thickest part to check doneness.


  • 4 (5-ounce) salmon fillets, preferably skinless
  • Mayonnaise as needed (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper as needed
  • Freshly lemon slices as needed (optional)
  • Parsley, minced, as needed (optional)


Step 1: Preheat grill. Season bone side of salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Brush or spread mayonnaise in a thin layer over both sides.

Step 3: Place fillets bone side down on grill grate directly over medium hot coals. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and grill the other side to preferred doneness, about 4 more minutes.

Step 4: Remove fillets to a warm platter to rest 3 to 5 minutes. While fillets rest, squeeze lemon over. Garnish fillets with optional minced parsley and serve immediately.