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Perfectly Grilled (Marriage Saving) Salmon


  • 1 whole salmon filet, about 1” thick
For The Rub
  • 2 tbsp celery salt
  • 6 tbsp kosher salt
  • 12 tbsp brown sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 6 tbsp ancho chile
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Season skin side of salmon lightly with rub and olive oil, rub into skin side. Season flesh side heavy with rub and olive oil.
  • Heat grill to 500 degrees or hotter. Place the salmon on hot grill flesh side down with the thicker end of the salmon close to you. Set your timer for 3 minutes and close grill. With a large wide spatula, be very quick and deliberate and flip salmon. Set your timer for 5 minutes, close grill and cook until fish has an internal temperature of 130 degrees.
  • When you are taking the salmon off the grill, be gentle as the skin can stick to the grill. You might need to work a little to release the skin side.
  • Remove from grill and enjoy!
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