This juicy, grilled pineapple salmon is brushed with a mouthwatering sweet and savory pineapple glaze. The salmon is topped with a fresh and easy pineapple salsa that gives all the tropical vibes. Serve this elevated summer dish for a weeknight dinner on top of a bed of your favorite rice.
As we head into grilling season this grilled pineapple salmon with fresh pineapple salsa needs to be at the top of your summer recipe list and I’ll tell you why!
Grilled salmon is the BEST! Fear not, because I’m telling you my foolproof method on grilling perfect salmon every time for juicy, charred and flavorful fish.
Pineapple glaze slathered on each and every bite. This pineapple glaze is made with strong flavors like pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, ginger, and fresh garlic for the ultimate flavor bomb.
Fresh pineapple salsa is a flavor vibe for summer. This pineapple salsa is whipped together with 5 simple ingredients and tops this fish perfectly. It’s also amazing just with your favorite tortilla chips!
- fresh pineapple
- red onion
- red bell pepper
- lime juice
- soy sauce
- pineapple juice
- fresh ginger
- (4-6) salmon fillets
- olive oil
How to Grill Salmon
Grilling the salmon brings out the ultimate flavor in this dish.
It makes the pineapple salmon juicy, flavorful from the grill, and a bit charred on top for a great bite! You can definitely bake or pan sear it, but I highly recommend following these easy steps for grilling salmon!
- Prepare your grill by brushing your grates clean and heating to 450-550 F with the lid closed.
- Blot salmon filets dry with paper towels. The salmon should be very dry. This will ensure it from not sticking to the grill.
- Brush salmon filets with olive oil and season evenly with kosher salt and black pepper.
- Grill the salmon skin side down over direct heat with the lid closed for 5-6 minutes or until the fish lightens in color and you can flip the salmon filets without them sticking.
- Gently turn the salmon over, close the lid and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until desired doneness or fish flakes off easily. 130 F is salmons’ ‘finished’ temperature.
- Let it rest: Cover the salmon tightly with foil and let it rest for 3-5 minutes before serving, this will ensure optimum juiciness!
Let’s make the Pineapple Salsa!
This easy pineapple salsa for the salmon is not only super colorful but it adds so much fresh flavor to the dish!
This easy salsa is made up of red bell peppers, fresh pineapple chunks, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, fresh lime juice, and a little salt. Leave it on the side or serve it right on top of the salmon.
How to make pineapple salmon:
Prep the pineapple salsa! Simply toss all the ingredients together and refrigerate until serving! You can do this a few hours before if you’re serving it for a dinner party or the next day.
Prep the pineapple glaze: Whisk all your glaze ingredients together in a small saucepot and heat on medium for 5-6 minutes. The mixture will quickly become thicker and oh so saucy.
Truly the ultimate flavor bomb. Keep this mixture warm until the salmon is finished cooking.
Cook your salmon: I personally think grilled salmon is perfect for this recipe, buuut you could also
pan sear it in a skillet on medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side
in the oven at 450 F for 12-15 minutes or until it flakes off easily.
Brush that glaze: After your salmon is finished cooking be sure to generously brush on the delicious pineapple glaze and top with the fresh pineapple salsa before serving.
Other Summer Dinner Recipes you will love!
- Italian Pesto Pasta Salad
- Caprese Proscuitto pizza
- Pineapple Steak tacos
- Italian Melon and Mozarella Cheeseboard
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This juicy, grilled pineapple salmon is brushed with a mouthwatering sweet and savory pineapple glaze. The salmon is topped with a fresh and easy pineapple salsa that gives all the tropical vibes.
Serve this elevated summer dish for a weeknight dinner on top of a bed of your favorite rice.
Pineapple salsa for salmon:
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
¼ red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed), minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ red bell pepper, diced
Juice from one lime
½ tsp salt
Pineapple glaze for salmon:
1 tbsp cornstarch
⅓ cup soy sauce
¼ cup pineapple juice
2 oz lime juice (juice from a lime)
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp sriracha
5 garlic cloves, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
For grilled salmon:
4– (4-6 ounce) salmon fillets
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp cracked black pepper
- For pineapple salsa: Stir together fresh pineapple pieces, red onion, jalapeno, red bell pepper, lime juice and salt. Taste test for seasonings and set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together glaze ingredients: corn starch, soy sauce, pineapple juice, lime juice, honey, sriracha, garlic and ginger.
- Heat glaze in a small saucepan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking often, until glaze has thickened slightly. Keep warm and set aside.
- To grill the salmon: Prepare your grill by brushing your grates clean heating to 450-550 F.
- Blot salmon filets dry with paper towels. The salmon should be very dry. This will ensure it from not sticking to the grill. Brush salmon filets generously with olive oil and season evenly with kosher salt and black pepper.
- Grill the salmon skin side down over direct heat with the lid closed for 5-7 minutes or until the fish lightens in color and you can flip the salmon filets without them sticking.
- Turn the salmon over, close the lid and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until desired doneness or fish flakes off easily. 130 F is salmon ‘finished’ temperature.
- Let it rest: Cover the salmon tightly and let it rest for 3-5 minutes before serving, this will ensure optimum juiciness!
- Drizzle/brush salmon filets with pineapple glaze evenly and top with pineapple salsa before serving.
Alternative Salmon Cooking Methods:
Pan-Seared: Prepare salmon as directed and cook in a skillet on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 130 F.
Oven-Baked: Preheat oven to 450 F. Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon flakes off easily with a fork.
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