Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Copper River Sockeye

If you like grilled salmon, you're gonna love Troy's grilled Lemon Rosemary Salmon. It's rich, it's full of flavor, and it's a quick, easy way to prepare luscious Copper River salmon. Take it away, Troy!

Preparing this recipe is a real treat. Starting with Copper River Salmon and Rosemary, you can't go wrong. By adding fresh lemons and herbs you'll soon discover why this recipe is something special. Cut a piece of aluminum foil much larger than the fillet, about 18" x 24".

Place your Copper River salmon fillet in the center of the foil. Next, place pats of butter evenly over the salmon. Break up the Rosemary and place anywhere you like, it's delicious!! Squeeze a large slice of lemon over the salmon fillet while topping it off with 5 more slices of lemon, decorating the top. Finally, drop a few leaves of sage onto the salmon before forming the foil into a pouch. Follow the "fish tent" instruction below.

Grilled Lemon Rosemary Salmon


  • 2 lbs - Copper River Salmon
  • 2 - Stems of Rosemary
  • 1 - Lemon
  • 1/2 - 1 cube of butter
  • 3 - leaves Sage

The Foil Fish Tent

Fold the foil length-wise around the lemon rosemary salmon leaving breathing room for the salmon to cook in the steam directly above the fish. Fold in the outer edges. BE SURE you do not fold them tightly. They should have a "loose" cinnamon roll shape. This enables the heat to travel through the outside of the foil and be trapped in the middle, and creates a steam vent. You'll soon find this style of cooking far superior than any other.

The Foil Tent Is On The Grill!

Cook in a closed grill for about 16 minutes on medium low. Don't overcook your Copper River salmon fillet. It's ready to remove when the flesh just turns opaque and the fish flakes when tested with a fork. Wow, this is a great recipe!

I used my Weber Q propane grill for this grilled salmon recipe. This very versatile gas grill features a heavy cast iron grate that heats evenly.

It can be used as a tabletop grill, or it can be mounted on an optional wheeled base. Another great feature is that it can be fueled with disposable propane bottles, or with a standard refillable propane tank.

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