My Sweet Marie

Grilled Orange Salmon

Posted on: August 13, 2013

Grilling salmon, or any fish for that matter, can be very tricky! First, be sure your grill is very hot before putting fish on the grill. Next, clean the grill with a wire brush and then with a paper towel or basting brush, oil the grill. Now you’re ready for 1 of 2 of my favourite ways to cook salmon on the grill/BBQ.


  1. You can cook the salmon directly on the grill over the direct heat and you will have a nice crispy crust on the fish. Baste with the sauce below and wait till they have formed a crust before turning. Or;
  2. You can have one side of the BBQ on high and on the other side is off. On the side that has no direct heat, place orange or lemon slices down side by side, (enough to lay all of your fish on top), now over the fruit slices, spread some fresh herbs, either basil, mint or cilantro. Place the salmon fillets over top and close the lid and there is no need to flip them, just cook till opaque. That should be about 20-25 minutes. If you like, sauce them half way through!

Orange Sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 2-3 tsp of Orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Blend all together and baste fish with it.

**You may sub lemons and/or lime with this recipe too!


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