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Grilled Salmon with Thyme Cream Sauce


This grilled salmon recipe is so simple and delicious!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb salmon fillet (with skin) cut into 4 even-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Using a brush, coat each salmon piece with the oil and lemon mixture. Grill the salmon, skin-side down, for 6-8 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your salmon you may need to add more time. You’ll know it’s done with you can easily flake it with a fork.
  3. While the salmon is cooking, mix the sour cream with the thyme. To serve, top each salmon fillet with 2 tablespoons of the sour cream sauce and serve with lemon wedges on the side.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 366
  • Sugar: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 627.1mg
  • Fat: 24.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12.9g
  • Trans Fat: .5g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 34.3g
  • Cholesterol: 117.6mg

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