Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Simple Grilling Recipe

Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce


I love to cook salmon on the grill, and especially enjoy the flavors of grilled salmon over baked or pan cooked fish.   Actually, I am not very good at cooking any kind of meat on anything but the grill or in the slow cooker. But that’s a whole different story. I enjoy grilling fish that have a steak quality to it, such as salmon, ahi tuna, and swordfish.   The sauce in this recipe is a mixture of mustard, honey, and herbs to create a strong flavor that compliments the natural flavors of salmon.


4 – 6 ounce salmon steaks or fillets
Olive Oil for brushing
Salt & Pepper for Seasoning
½ cup Dijon Mustard (Try Pommery Meaux Mustard )
¼ cup honey (Try Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey – 22 oz)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 handful chopped fresh basil


Preheat grill
In a medium bowl whisk Dijon mustard, honey, dill, and basil.
Brush the salmon fillets/steaks with olive oil, then salt & pepper to taste.


Place the salmon skin side down on the grill with moderate heat for approximately 3 minutes. Turn and grill for approximately 3 minutes more, until salmon is nearly cooked through. Brush both sides of the salmon with the sauce generously, and continue grilling, turning frequently for about a minute longer or until the salmon is cooked completely through.   Be careful not to overcook- as this can dry out the salmon.


Transfer the salmon from the grill to platters or plates and server.   You can server the remaining sauce as a side for people to add to their dish as desired. This dish is accompanied well with grilled asparagus, roasted potatoes, and even placed over a bed of fresh greens and vegetables for a lovely salad.


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