Grilled Salmon Recipe

Grilled Salmon

Written by: Ava Elliott, Marketing Intern and Future Dietitian

Reviewed by: Devon Kroesché, MS, RDN, LDN

Happy Memorial Day! We want to share this recipe with you to throw on the grill or share with friends and loved ones. Salmon is a great source of protein that also provides our bodies with healthful fats like omega-3 fatty acids that are vital to play many roles in your body. Salmon also gives us other vitamins like B12 and vitamin D. Vitamin B12 nourishes the brain and nervous system while also helping create DNA. Vitamin D helps with calcium and phosphorus absorption and also boosts our mood. Being outside this weekend in the sun and eating a sweet and spicy grilled salmon will be a combo for happiness and nourishment! 


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp light mayo
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thinly
  • 4, 4-5 oz salmon filets 


What To Do:

  1. Preheat the grill and in a small bowl, mix hot sauce, brown sugar, paprika, cayenne, and ginger.
  2. In a larger bowl mix the mustard, mayo and spices to make sauce for the salmon.
  3. Lay the salmon on the grill with salt and pepper sprinkled on top. Grill with skin-side up for about 3 minutes.
  4. Flip the salmon and brush with sauce. Cook for about 12-15 more minutes until it reaches 145 degrees. Brush the salmon with the sauce every few minutes. 
  5. Once the filets are cooked through and glazed, serve and enjoy!


Have a great holiday weekend and if you make this recipe and want to tag us on social media @CaseSpecificNutrition, we would love to see your dish! Please email to make an appointment with one of our dietitians to talk about more recipes and your health goals. If you do not have time to cook this week, consider ordering from Case Specific Meal Prep!

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