Basil Barbecued Salmon Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 pound (454 g) salmon (skin on), cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly minced basil
How to cook Basil Barbecued Salmon:
  • Arrange salmon pieces, skin underneath, side-by-side into a shallow glass dish.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whip together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard and minced basil.
  • Brush salmon pieces with marinade.
  • Cover dish with plastic wrap marinate salmon pieces, refrigerated, for 1 hour.
  • Then marinate for 30 minutes more, at room temperature.
  • Remove salmon pieces from marinade.
  • Preheat barbecue until low heated coals or preheat a gaz heated barbecue to low.
  • Arrange salmon pieces, skin underneath, onto oiled barbecue rack.
  • Close lid barbecue salmon pieces for 15 minutes, until salmon flesh is no longer translucent and can easily be broken-up with a fork.
  • Serve immediately.


The best way to barbecue fish is to grill the fish over low heat, without turning it - it is then quite sure that it will not crumble into the fire.

This recipe for Basil Barbecued Salmon serves/makes: 4

The Basil Barbecued Salmon recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Salmon (more Salmon recipes)
Preparation Method: Barbecue (more Barbecue recipes)

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