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wild caught sockeye salmon

Grilled Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon

Grilled wild caught sockeye salmon is the perfect balance of buttery rich salmon and that smoky grill flavor. Sockeye salmon makes the perfect healthy dinner and is wonderful served over afresh summer salad.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 446kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $18


  • Grill


  • 4 8 oz wild sockeye salmon filets (skin-on) or a 1-2 lb whole wild sockeye filet
  • ¼ cup extravirgin olive oil
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • lemon slices (optional garnish)


  • Pre-heat grill on high. Clean off grill grates.
  • Reduce grill heat to medium-high heat.
  • Generously coat your wild salmon filet in olive oil on both sides.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Start grilling skin side down for 3-5 minutes. You will see the sides of the fish start to cook.
  • Flip and cook another 3-4 minutes until done. FDA recommends a safe internal cooking temperature is 145°.
  • Note: Do not close the cover while grilling.


Type of Salmon: Can also use king, Coho, chinook or regular farmed salmon.
Wild Alaskan Company is a great source to purchase wild caught sockeye salmon.
Costco Kirkland wild Alaskan sockeye salmon is also a good local option.


Calories: 446kcal | Protein: 45g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Vitamin A: 91IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg