So when you’re cooking salmon, keep that skin on: It provides a safety layer between your fish’s flesh and a hot pan or grill. Start with the skin-side down, and let it crisp up. It’s much easier to slide a fish spatula under the salmon’s skin than under its delicate flesh.
Do you grill salmon on both sides?
Place the salmon skin side down on the grill. There is no need to flip. Unless you have a well seasoned cast iron grill or one of the really cheap portable grills with thin grates, the flesh of the salmon will most likely stick. To avoid the “sticking panic” cook salmon skin side down and don’t flip.
Do you grill salmon on direct or indirect heat?
Place the salmon skin side up over direct heat on the grill. Close the lid and let cook 3 to 4 minutes until grill marks form. Use tongs or a spatula to gently flip the salmon skin side down. Either reduce the heat to medium for a gas grill, or to indirect heat for charcoal.
How do you grill salmon on indirect heat?
Place the salmon, skin side down, on a greased grill (olive oil applied with a paper towel works well) over indirect heat. Cover the grill and cook for 10–12 minutes or until the salmon flakes when pierced with a folk. Do not flip when cooking.
What temperature should salmon be grilled at?
Remove: remove the salmon from the grill when the internal temperature taken from the center of the salmon reads 135 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This can take up to 3 minutes but depends on the thickness. Temperature is the most important part. Rest: Let the salmon rest 10 minutes.