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Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon

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This is Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon is an easy healthy grilled salmon recipe. Super easy, fast and delicious. The glaze works well on any protein or vegetable.

Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon on platter with lemon

Lemon Pepper Salmon Cooking Tips:

The skin will protect the fish from overcooking and sticking. Click this link to get more information on the different methods for grilling. You can bake this in the oven at the same temperature and time. The glaze will thicken as it cools, just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or water to loosen it up.

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Can you make ahead?

Fridge: After salmon has cooled, place in a freezer storage bag. Keep in fridge for 7 days max.

Reheating: Pop in a 350-degree oven for 5-8 minutes.

Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon on a platter

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Substitution Options:

This lemon pepper glazed recipe works well on all types of fish, shrimp, lobster, chicken and vegetables.

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Meal Ideas:

Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon on plate

The recipe is super easy, fast and delicious. Plus, the glaze works well on any protein or vegetable. If you love salmon (or just healthy grilled recipes in general), then you need to try this Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon recipe! Make it tonight and leave me a 5-star rating below.

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Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon

Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon

Kenneth Temple
Tips for success: The skin will protect the fish from over cooking and sticking. Click this link to get more information on the different methods for grilling. You can bake this in the oven at the same temperature and time. The glaze will thicken as it cools, just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or water to loosen it up.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Soul Food, Southern
Servings 8 persons
Calories 104 kcal


Lemon Pepper Glaze:

  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 6-8 oz. salmon filets skin on
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


Lemon Pepper Glaze:

  • Preheat the grill to 400F. Turn on the heat to medium, in a small skillet add the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, water, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter.


  • Rub skin of salmon evenly with avocado oil. Evenly season salmon with kosher salt. Place on the grill, cover and cook for 5 minutes for medium. After 2 minutes, baste salmon with lemon pepper glaze. Then one more time before removing from the grill. Serve hot, with a salad or grilled vegetables on the side.


You can make this recipe in a large skillet over medium-high heat.


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 453mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.3mg
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30 thoughts on “Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon”

  1. 5 stars
    I used this recipe and it was delish. Trying to eat and cook healthier. The only difference was I used olive oil instead of avacado.

  2. The fish was delish. I am always looking for a healthier way to cook. The only thing I changed was the oil.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for my wife on our anniversary, with some wild rice and broccoli. She loved it, We loved it.

  4. Patricia Rinaldi

    5 stars
    I love salmon, I am always looking for new ways to make it , this is super easy so moist and delectable my mouth waters just thinking about it . But my absolute favorite recipe from Chef Kenneth is his blackened salmon and pasta alfredo I would have never thought to combine the two but incredible. I never knew that the skin side is the presentation side. Who knew !

  5. Shanda Williams

    5 stars
    I’m not a fish eater but I prepared this for my brother. The aroma was so tempting, I had to try it…Mannn the Salmon was absolutely delicious. Thank you for the easy detailed directions. This is a Winner !

  6. 5 stars
    One of many recipes I’ve made since I began following Chef Kenneth. Thanks you yet another delicious recipe

  7. 5 stars
    Salmon is one of my favorite foods especially with a nice sauce or glaze. One word….DELICIOUS!!! Great recipe, easy to follow, food was great!!!! Can you do like a special pop up restaurant in NYC so you cook this dish and all the others for us!!!!

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this for the umpteenth time. Quick delicious and I think a bit healthy. And my kids will eat it. Perfect

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