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Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon
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5 from 15 votes

Lemon Pepper Glazed Salmon

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.
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: grilling, salmon
Servings: 4 persons


Lemon Pepper Glaze:

  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • ¼ sugar
  • ¼ 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


  • Preheat the grill. 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.


Preheat grill to 425 degrees, Direct heat method