18The easiest grilled salmon recipe with a delicious lemon caper sauce. A healthy 10-minute recipe perfect for lunch or dinner served with salad.


  • Salmon. This recipe will work with any firm fish like Monkfish, Halibut or Yellowtail.
  • Olive oil. 
  • Fresh lemon juice and zest.
  • Parsley. 
  • Oregano.
  • Salt and pepper. 
  • Capers.
  • Garlic.


  1. Marinate the salmon: Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Place the salmon fillets in a suitable marinating dish or Ziploc bag. Pour over the marinade and allow to marinate while you heat the grill. The salmon can also be left to marinate for up to 2 hours in the fridge.
  2. Get grilling: Preheat an outdoor grill/braai/barbecue on its hottest setting for 5 minutes. Fold up a few sheets of paper towels then dip into oil and with tongs, rub onto the grill grates. Remove the salmon from the marinade and place skin-side down on the grill. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the skin is golden and crisp. If the salmon is sticking, allow it to cook a little longer. As soon as it is ready to flip, it will release. Gently flip over and cook for another minute or two then remove from the heat and allow to rest.
  3. Make the lemon caper sauce: Combine chopped capers, lemon juice and zest, garlic and herbs in a bowl and add a few tablespoons of oil. Season with salt and pepper then serve with the grilled salmon.


Fish tends to marinade very quickly. I would suggest allowing salmon to marinade for at least 20 minutes but no more than 2 hours in the fridge.

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