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Key West Grilled Salmon

Grilled salmon is a quick, flavorful, healthy dinner. This Key West grilled salmon recipe uses citrus and spices to amp up the flavor! This may become one of your favorite easy salmon recipes!
plate of grilled salmon covered in green onions

Do you like salmon? We like salmon at our house. It’s not something I crave, or even really buy frequently, but when I do make it I always wonder why I don’t make it more often. It’s a healthy fish, full of those Omega 3 fatty acids that we all need in order to keep our heart, skin and brain healthy.

So, since you know it’s so good for you, try out this light and easy grilled salmon dinner recipe…serve with brown rice and stir fry vegetables with a squeeze of lime.


Key West Grilled Salmon

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Grill

Grilled salmon is a quick, flavorful, healthy dinner. This Key West grilled salmon recipe uses citrus and spices to amp up the flavor! 


1/3 cup lime juice (2 limes)
2 TB olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seeds
1/8 tsp black pepper
Few drops hot pepper sauce
4 salmon steaks (1 1/2 lbs total)
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 TB water
2 tsp honey (recipe calls for 1/4 tsp but I didn’t think that was enough)


  1. Combine lime juice, oil, salt, celery seeds, black pepper and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl. Place salmon in a shallow dish. Pour 1/4 cup lime juice mixture over fish; turn to coat. Refrigerate 10 minutes, turning once. Reserve remaining mixture for sauce.
  2. Prepare grill or broiler.
  3. Stir green onion, water, and honey into reserved lime juice mixture. Grease grill rack or rack of a shallow roasting pan. Place salmon on rack. Drizzle with half of lime juice mixture from marinade dish. Grill on covered grill for 2 minutes per side or until cooked through, or broil 4 minutes per side. Serve grilled salmon with green onion sauce. (I broiled my salmon and never flipped, just let it cook through, skin side down.)


Recipe from Family Circle All Time Favorite Recipes


plate of grilled salmon covered in green onions with a side of brown rice and red peppers and broccoli

Now speaking of fish…there is a new little fish in the family. My 19 month old daughter is finishing up her swim lessons this week. She has been taking lessons in the Safe Start program at our YMCA for the last 6 weeks, 5 days a week for 10 minutes a day. It is a Survival Swimming program where they teach the babies how to float and swim to the wall. During their last week, they “test” the babies in their summer clothing and winter clothing to make sure that if, God forbid, they were to fall into the pool, they would still have the skill to float and swim to the wall.

Well, today was summer clothes for us and she did great! I can’t believe she is actually smiling…the water was pretty chilly today!

Little girl learning to float on her back

Toddler learning how to swim with her mom


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20 comments on “Key West Grilled Salmon”

  1. Your salmon looks delicious! How great that your daughter was smiling!

  2. Oh this looks so good- I have to go out and buy some salmon- I have everything else in the house! Yum…

  3. Aggie, What a colorful plate! I always wonder why I don’t buy salmon more often too! I’m so impressed with your daughter, so young! She’s going to be a great swimmer!

  4. I love salmon but don’t cook it often enough. I love your recipe – salmon and lime juice are wonderful together.

  5. I’m the SAME way with salmon. I think I have somewhat of an idea, COST! Plus they always say eating it fresh is best and I’m such a freezer lady. Everything is just pulled right out so that I have it when I need it…

    Anyway, while I figure the rest of my problem out, I’ll just say that the dish looks simple and delicious, the way food should be!

  6. Love this salmon dish. Congrats to that little fish of yours:)

  7. I love salmon. This recipe looks fabulous! And your daughter is a natural fishie! So fun!!

  8. Oh my gosh…she’s not even 2 and she’s swimming? Way to go!

  9. Natalie…I hear you on the cost, but luckily our salmon goes on sale every few weeks. I guess I will just have to pick some up fresh when it’s on sale…there are some other recipes I want to try!

  10. Aggie, the salmon looks great!!! And… your little one looks like she’s really enjoying herself!!

  11. The salmon looks great. My fam would love it, they are fish fiends. You little fish is so cute! I have to keep reminding myself that you live in Florida where it is much warmer than here!

  12. I don’t know why I don’t cook it more often either. It looks good and I’m sure tastes great!

  13. Looks fab. I love salmon!

  14. Ohhh Salmon is wonderful and I love how you prepared it!!
    Thanks for your comment on my Potatoes! I ate way to many…again, my will power issues!!LOL

  15. That looks delicious! And I’ve seen that swim training, it looks amazing. I want to do that for my kids!

  16. This is the first time to ur blog! Mouth watering recipe. Looks awesome and i luv salmon!!

  17. That is so awesome about your daughter. I wanted to send my son to one of those survival classes, they are incredible. Your salmon looks delish!

  18. Just wanted to pop in and say great job with getting your daughter those lessons. I have seen something online regarding a class similar to this. It’s astounding to me that they can teach these babies this stuff!

  19. Aggie, I should just come over for dinner. I’m in the process of bookmarking all of your recipes anyway 🙂

    Your daughter looks happy and is adorable!

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