How To Cook Salmon On A Griddle

How To Cook Salmon On A Griddle: Step-By-Step Guide

Last Updated on May 15, 2024 by Shari Mason

I have a particular preference for using a flat-top grill to cook salmon. In my view, this is a straightforward and delicious way to enjoy this nutritious seafood. The flat top grill provides a level cooking surface, ensuring that the fish cooks evenly and quickly.

Today, you will learn how to cook salmon on a griddle and some tips and tricks to make the cooking process even easier.

How Do You Cook Salmon On A Griddle?

Cooking Salmon on a Blackstone griddle

Cooking salmon [1] on a griddle is a great way to enjoy the deliciously rich flavors of this fish. 

To begin, start by preheating your griddle to medium-high heat. You’ll then want to brush the griddle with a light layer of oil before adding your salmon. Place the fish on the griddle and cover it with a lid. 

This will help keep the moisture in and the heat consistent. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side and check for an internal temperature of 145 degrees to ensure it is cooked. 

Once your salmon is done cooking, you can add a finishing touch with your favorite sauce or rub. If you’d like to keep things simple, season the fish with salt and pepper. 

Once you’ve added your desired flavorings, serve the salmon with fresh vegetables and starch. Enjoy your delicious meal.


Do You Cook Salmon With Skin?

Yes, you can cook salmon on a griddle with its skin on. It is a great way to add extra flavor and crispness to your dish. 

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The skin will help the salmon stay together and become nicely crispy while cooking. The skin also helps to retain moisture and flavor in the salmon, making it extra delicious.

Read: What Does Salmon Taste Like?

How To Cook Salmon On Cast Iron Griddle

To cook salmon on a cast iron griddle, preheat it to medium-high heat and lightly oil it with a high smoke point oil like vegetable or canola oil [2]. 

Next, season the salmon fillet with salt and pepper, then place it on the griddle. 

Cook the salmon for 3 minutes on one side, flip it and cook for 3 minutes. Once the salmon flakes easily with a fork, it is done. 

Read: How To Cook Salmon On George Foreman Grill?

How Do You Keep Salmon From Sticking?

Grilled Salmon on the Blackstone Griddle

When cooking salmon on a griddle, it is important to ensure it is hot enough, to begin with. This eliminates the need to move the salmon around while cooking and reduces the risk of it sticking. 

Additionally, it is important to make sure to oil the griddle with a high smoke point oil, such as vegetable oil or canola oil, before cooking, as this will help create a non-stick surface. 

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Finally, flip the salmon once it starts to naturally release from the griddle, as this will help to ensure the salmon doesn’t stick.

Tips & Tricks For Cooking Salmon On A Griddle

  1. Use a high-heat cooking oil like canola oil or clarified butter to prevent sticking. 
  2. Make sure the griddle is hot before adding the salmon. 
  3. Place the salmon skin-side down first. 
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. 
  5. Use a thin spatula to flip the fish. 
  6. Let the salmon rest for a few minutes before serving. 
  7. Squeeze lemon juice, dill, and other seasonings over the salmon while it’s still on the griddle. 
  8. Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or a salad.


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Yes, you can cook teriyaki salmon on a flat-top grill. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the surface. u003cbru003eu003cbru003ePlace the salmon on the flat top and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Brush each side with teriyaki sauce after flipping, and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Yes, you can flip salmon on the griddle. Be sure to use a spatula with a flexible blade to prevent the fish from breaking apart.

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A griddle should be heated to medium-high heat, around 375-400°F, for cooking salmon.

Final Thoughts

Cooking salmon on a griddle is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious meal. It’s a great way to get the most out of your salmon and ensure it’s perfectly cooked. 

With the right technique and a little practice, you can make sure that your salmon is cooked to perfection every time. 

Whether you’re looking for a quick dinner or a delicious dinner party dish, cooking salmon on a griddle is the way to go.


Shari Mason

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