The ingredients needed to prepare an easy grilled salmon recipe include 1 to 3 pounds of salmon and olive oil. You can substitute canola or grapeseed oil for olive oil.
Slice the salmon into 2-inch-wide strips, and heat the grill. When the grill heats up, brush the grill with one of the oils listed. Place the salmon slices, skinless side down, on the grill. Cover the fish, and cook it for 1 to 3 minutes or when grill marks appear. Turn the salmon slices over, and grill them for 2 to 5 minutes. The salmon should appear opaque in the middle. Remove the salmon from the grill, and serve.
To create a simple marinade, mix soy sauce and minced garlic in a bowl. Before grilling, place salmon slices, skinless side down, into the marinade for 20 minutes. Prepare a teriyaki marinade by mixing soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar and minced garlic. Add mirin, green onions and red pepper flakes for more intense flavor. To create a yakitori marinade, combine sake, mirin, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, white sugar and red pepper flakes.
Serve grilled salmon with grilled or roasted vegetables, such as broccoli, zucchini or corn, pasta, or add it to a garden salad. Garnish grilled salmon with lemon wedges or fresh herbs.