Grilled Salmon with Herb Butter

Juicy, flaky salmon fillets are so delicious when rubbed with herb butter and grilled. 

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled salmon, salmon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 478 kcal


Garlic Herb Butter:

  • 6 tbsp salted butter softened
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced dill weed


  • 2 lbs salmon fillets with skin on
  • salt
US Customary - Metric


Garlic Herb Butter:

  1. Take butter out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for about 30 minutes to soften.

  2. Add butter to a mixing bowl and add pressed garlic and herbs. You can either use a blender or simply mix it with a fork. Mix it until all ingredients are incorporated throughout the butter. 

Grilled Salmon:

  1. Prepare the coals for the grill until ashed over and make sure to clean the grill grate. Set the coals to the lowest level away from the grill grate.

  2. Pat salmon fillets dry with a paper towel.

  3. Season each fillet with salt on all sides. Use most of the butter to coat each piece and set some aside to top off salmon after it is cooked.

  4. Place each salmon fillet on the grill skin side up first. Close the lid and cook salmon for 3-4 minutes before flipping. Salmon will release once it’s cooked enough so don’t try to mess with it or move it too soon.

  5. Flip each fillet using a fish spatula, close the grill, and let it cook for another 4-6 minutes. A 1 1/2 – 2 inch salmon fillet will take 8-10 minutes to cook.

  6. You can also use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the thickest part of the fish. Salmon is done when reaches 145°. Take it off the grill when it is about 142° and let it rest to get to temp all the way. 

  7. Top each piece of salmon with a teaspoon or so of herb butter while still hot.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon with Herb Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 1122mg32%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.