Grilled Salmon with Herbed Aioli Sauce

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This recipe honors the wonderful flavor and texture of fresh salmon. Bust out your grill and whip up this fast entree.


Herbed Aioli:

½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic minced fine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh dill or tarragon minced
1 tablespoon parsley minced
1 tablespoon scallions minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
Black pepper to taste


1 teaspoon cane sugar
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon sea salt
4 six ounce salmon fillets skin on one side
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Whisk all ingredients of the Aioli together in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Combine the sugar, cumin, paprika and salt.  Rub on the flesh side of the fillets and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

  • Brush the salmon lightly with the oil.  Place on the grill skin side up.  After about 5 minutes, flip the salmon over and cook just until done, another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place a fillet on a plate and dollop with the aioli sauce.  You may want to serve the fish with mixed greens under the fillet.
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