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Cilantro Lime Salmon

King salmon fillets marinated in garlicky cilantro lime marinade and grilled to smokey perfection. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 248kcal
Author Dina



  • In a large bowl combine minced garlic, grated ginger, chopped cilantro, brown sugar, lime zest, lime juice, rice wine, low sodium soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Reserve 1/4 cup of this sauce for later.
  • Place the salmon fillets into the bowl and light turn them to coat completely. Cover with plastic and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Fire up the grill to medium high heat and cook the fish on both sides. Grilling time may vary depending on the thickness of each fillet.
  • Once the salmon is fully cooked, transfer to a plate and drizzle the reserved marinade over each fillet. Serve hot.


  • Check the salmon for pin bones- Even though they are supposed to be deboned, check yourself to make sure none have been missed. No one wants to find a bone in their mouth!
  • Use fresh ingredients- This simple dish relies on the excellent flavors of the ingredients, so use fresh garlic, ginger, cilantro, and lime to get the most out of them.
  • Grease the grill grates- Salmon can be delicate, so grease the grates of the grill before placing it down to cook so it doesn't stick and break when you go to flip it.
  • Grill the salmon skin side down first- This gives a little protection to the tender flesh of the fillet and also gives the skin time to crisp, making it much easier to flip.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 654mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg