Barbecued Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise Recipe

Barbecued Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise recipe is so easy and simple to make.  Coating salmon with a mixture of mayonnaise and herbs results in an unbelievably moist, buttery fish with all kinds of good flavors.  The mayonnaise keeps the salmon moist while barbecuing.  I know that you will definitely be making this recipe again and again.  The Barbecue Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise is my stand-by for a quick and delicious elegant salmon dish.

For an extra special treat, try making your own homemade blender mayonnaise.  Your are probably saying – Why should I make my own mayonnaise.  There are two (2) main reasons for making your own mayonnaise – freshness and flavor.  Homemade mayonnaise is fast and easy to make in a blender or food processor. It takes less than 5 minutes to make.

close up image of Barbecued Salmon on a white plate

More of Linda’s great Salmon Recipes and also How To Select, Buy, and Cook Fish.

Please check out my dinner party menus which includes this wonderful and easy-to-make Barbecued Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise.

Barbecued Salmon With Herbed Mayonnaise Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecued Salmon With Herbed Mayonnaise Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 228.7 kcal
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds salmon filet
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (light or non-fat)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon herbs of your choice, freshly-chopped
  • Coarse salt and coarsely-ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat barbecue grill. Wash salmon filet and pat dry.  Place salmon (skin side down) onto a large piece of aluminum foil.

  2. In a small bowl, with a wire whisk, combine mayonnaise, lime juice, and herbs until smooth; spread over top of salmon.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

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  3. Place salmon (with aluminum foil) onto hot grill of your barbecue.  Cover barbecue with lid, open any vents, and cook 8 to 12 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. (salmon will be slightly opaque in thickest part).  During this time the salmon continues to cook (meat temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the grill) and the juices redistribute.

  4. Approximately cooking times for salmon:

  5. 1/4 to 1/3-inch - 3 to 4 minutes

  6. 1/2 to 3/4-inch - 4 to 6 minutes

  7. 1 to 1 1/2-inch - 8 to 12 minutes

  8. Carefully remove salmon from grill and transfer onto serving platter and serve.

  9. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Barbecued Salmon With Herbed Mayonnaise Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228.7 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.3g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thermapen Internal Temperature Cooking ChartI get many readers asking what cooking/meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the Thermapen Thermometer. Originally designed for professional use, the Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer is used by chefs all over the world.  I only endorse a few products, on my web site, that I like and use regularly.

You can learn more or buy yours at: Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer.

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