Jerk Lemon Pepper Salmon


Elevate your salmon game with this Grilled Jerk Lemon Pepper Salmon recipe that brings together the bold and spicy flavors of jerk seasoning with the zesty brightness of lemon pepper. This fusion dish is not only a culinary adventure for your taste buds but also a healthy and delicious way to enjoy salmon. Fire up the grill and get ready for a flavor-packed journey with every bite.


For the Jerk Marinade:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Lemon Pepper Glaze:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Prepare the Jerk Marinade

  1. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, jerk seasoning, soy sauce, honey (or maple syrup), thyme, allspice, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish and coat them with the jerk marinade. Ensure each fillet is well-covered. Marinate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors infuse.

Step 2: Preheat the Grill

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.

Step 3: Grill the Salmon

  1. Remove the salmon from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on the preheated grill. Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side or until the salmon is cooked to your preferred level of doneness.

Step 4: Prepare the Lemon Pepper Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, honey, black pepper, and salt to create the lemon pepper glaze.

Step 5: Glaze the Salmon

  1. In the last few minutes of grilling, brush the salmon fillets with the lemon pepper glaze. Allow the glaze to caramelize slightly on the salmon.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

  1. Once the salmon is cooked through and has a delicious char, remove it from the grill.
  2. Drizzle any remaining lemon pepper glaze over the salmon.
  3. Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs or additional lemon slices if desired.


  • Adjust the level of cayenne pepper in the jerk marinade to suit your spice preference.
  • For a smokier flavor, you can use a charcoal grill.
  • Pair the Grilled Jerk Lemon Pepper Salmon with a side of quinoa, roasted vegetables, or a crisp green salad.

This Grilled Jerk Lemon Pepper Salmon is a celebration of vibrant flavors that come together in a harmony of spicy, zesty, and savory goodness. Perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick and healthy weeknight dinner, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.

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