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Summer has arrived and the warm temperatures are tempting you outside. We have numerous products that can be perfectly prepared on a grill. What do you need to know when grilling salmon? This article provides answers to the most common questions:

Which spices go well with salmon and how do I season salmon?

One possibility is to first brush the salmon with olive oil and then season it with a little salt and pepper. Alternatively, sage, garlic and thyme also go very well with grilled salmon.

At what temperature is salmon cooked and how long does salmon need on the grill?

It is important that the temperature in the grill is not too high, otherwise the protein will quilt out of the meat and the salmon will become dry. The temperature should therefore be a maximum of 180° degrees. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillet and is on average between 5 – 10 minutes.

How can I tell if salmon is cooked through?

When the salmon is taken off the grill, it still cooks a little. Therefore, the core of the salmon may well still be a little translucent when it is removed from the grill. The main part of the meat should have a light, pale pink discolouration. The core temperature should be 58° degrees.

What kind of wine goes well with grilled salmon?

Here we recommend going for a Merlot. Either a white wine, or as a rosé. A wine that is particularly suitable is the following:

What should I bear in mind when grilling salmon?

When grilling a salmon fillet with the skin, start on the fillet side first (approx. 2 minutes). Then turn the fillet over so that the main part of the cooking time is on the skin side. It is also important that the salmon is only turned once.

What products are suitable for the grill?

Our “Young salmon 1’500 – 2’000g”, as well as our “Fresh salmon fillets (250g, 500g, 1’000g)” are particularly suitable for the grill.

Do you have another question about “Grilling salmon”? Then contact us at info(at)swisslachs.ch and we will add your question to this list.

Best regards,

Your SWISS LACHS team