Grilled Salmon

Perfectly grilled salmon with char marks

Grilled salmon is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare this delicious fish. Seasoned with our Open Fire BPS Rub and then combined with a quick marinade, it’s really simple to develop nice flavor with this dish. The best part is that this recipe does not require any overnight marinating – in fact, I don’t recommend that at all. Just a few hours (if you have the time) is all you need with this recipe.

Season and marinade

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is season both sides of the salmon with our Open Fire BPS Rub. There’s no need to liberally season the fish, a light coating will be more than enough. Fish does not need as much seasoning as something like a steak would need.

Salmon that's been lightly seasoned with our Open Fire BPS Rub
Salmon that’s been seasoned with our Open Fire BPS Rub

Next, you’re going to put together the marinade. The marinade includes:

  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Scallions
  • Water
  • Avocado oil
Salmon marinade that's been mixed
Marinade that is mixed and ready for the salmon

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Combine the seasoned salmon with the marinade in a ziplock bag or a bowl, cover, and refrigerate. I like to allow the salmon to marinate for 2-4 hours but if you’re short on time, as little as 30 minutes will make a difference.

NOTE: make sure the salmon is submerged in the marinade. If it’s not, flip the salmon at the halfway point to ensure all sides are marinating.

Let’s grill

When it’s time to cook this salmon, you’re going to want to preheat your grill to about 450ºF. Once the temperature has stabilized, put the salmon on the grill “presentation side” down first. This will ensure there is a nice sear on the side you will be showing once you’ve plated the salmon. When the salmon is on the grill, you really want to leave it alone until it’s ready to be flipped. You will notice the sides of the salmon will start to change color and it will easily release from the grill when it’s time to flip. If it’s still sticking to the grill, leave it alone for a little longer.

Salmon searing away on the grill
Cooking the flesh side first since I want to present that side

After flipping the salmon, cook for another couple of minutes or until the internal temperature of your liking has been reached. The USDA recommends that salmon be cooked to an internal temperature of 145ºF. Once done, remove the salmon from the grill.

Simple and tasty

Grilled salmon is such an easy meal to pull off. The flavor combination of our Open Fire BPS Rub and the marinade work extremely well with salmon. Requiring just minutes to cook, this recipe needs to be added to your summertime grilling repertoire. I’ve had guests tell me that they “didn’t like” salmon but then they devoured this dish. This recipe truly is a delicious way to prepare salmon. Try it out and you may find yourself grilling salmon a lot more often than you used to.

Perfectly grilled salmon with char marks

Grilled Salmon

This is the grilled salmon recipe that you will be using all summer! Lightly seasoned with our Open Fire BPS Rub and marinaded in a sweet and savory sauce, the flavor will have your taste buds on the ride of their life. Grilled over high heat for just a few minutes, this recipe is as easy to make as it is delicious. Make this recipe once and you'll never want to grill salmon any other way again!
Servings 4 people



  • 1.5 lbs Salmon cut into serving portions
  • Open Fire BPS Rub to taste


  • 1 Scallion sliced
  • 1/3 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Avocado oil or any cooking over your choice


Marinating the salmon

  • Lightly season all sides of the salmon with our Open Fire BPS rub.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients. Submerge the salmon in the marinade in either a large bowl or ziplock bag. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. If the salmon is not completely submerged in the marinade, flip the salmon at the halfway point to ensure all sides are marinated.

Grilling the salmon

  • Preheat your grill to 450ºF.
  • Once the grill temperature has stabilized, add the salmon to the grill, presentation side down first. Allow it to cook, untouched, until the edges have changed color and the salmon easily releases from the grill. If the salmon is not releasing from the grill, allow it to cook for longer. Keep an eye on the salmon as this could take anywhere from 2-5 minutes.
  • When it easily releases from the grill, flip the salmon. Cook until it reaches the internal temperature of your liking. The USDA recommends 145ºF for the internal temperature of salmon.
  • Once done, remove the salmon from the grill. Serve immediately and enjoy.
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