grilled salmon with garlic and basil herbed butter

Grilled Salmon with Herbed Butter


I am a creature of habit when it comes to preparing salmon. I season it with either a light coating of olive oil, salt and minced fresh rosemary or an herbed butter. In the summer, I tend to default to herbed butter simply because I love basil and always have it growing in my garden.

The number of servings depends on size of salmon fillet. A 4-oz piece of salmon is the recommended serving for adults, which is approximately the size of an adult palm.

Note: I choose wild-caught or Norwegian farmed salmon, read more about the differences between wild-caught and farmed salmon


Grilled Salmon with Herbed Butter

Grilled Salmon with Herbed Butter


  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 fillet of salmon


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat
  2. Combine butter, garlic and basil in a small dish
  3. Generously coat salmon fillet
  4. Grill salmon on medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the salmon flesh flakes when lifted gently with a fork. Be careful to not over cook the salmon


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grilled salmon with herbed butter
grilled salmon with herbed butter


  1. What an easy way to prepare salmon. Love it!

  2. Hooray for salmon! It’s definitely my favorite “splurge” protein–I love that this only needs 4 ingredients to make! :]

    • I know, right Farrah? Salmon is delicious and try to remind myself that it is much more affordable when I cook it at home! Thanks for reading!

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