Step 1: season
Step 2: Get Grilling
Place salmon on an oiled grill that has been preheated to medium-high. For fillets, put them down skinless side first, unless you like crispy skin — if so, put the skin side down first. Space the pieces of fish out a bit so that they cook evenly. Now, don't touch the salmon.
Step 3: Flip
The salmon will release itself from the grill when it's ready. Use a flat spatula to flip the salmon over when it's 60 percent cooked. A 1-inch-thick piece will cook in about 6 to 10 minutes. After 6 minutes, it will be a little pink in the middle. After 10 minutes, it will be cooked through.
Tip: When white beads appear on the surface and sides of the fish, it's a sign that it's overcooking.
Step 4: Rest Time
Like any other protein, when the fish is done, remove it from the grill and let it rest. The fish will keep cooking for a few minutes after you take it off the grill.