Frozen Chinook Salmon. Chinook salmon is the largest variety of Pacific salmon, also known as King salmon. From Tofino, British Columbia.
Grilling Salmon in foil makes for an easy weeknight dinner that is also impressive enough to serve as weekend fare for guests.
Optional: Make a salmon marinade of your choice and let the salmon marinate for 1-2 hours.
Use heavy-duty aluminum foil (or double up two sheets of the thinner stuff) to wrap the salmon tightly. We recommend placing the salmon in the middle of the foil and folding the sides upwards so no juices can escape!
Make sure the grill is heated all the way before placing the wrapped salmon over indirect heat (not directly on top of flames). Close the grill lid and let the salmon cook until opaque through the center. It only takes about 15 minutes for the salmon to cook on the grill this way so careful not to overcook!
Optional: if you want those beautiful grill marks across your salmon fillet, just before the salmon is done unwrap the salmon from the foil and brush the side of the grill over direct heat with a little oil. Next, flip the salmon over and grill for 2-3 minutes to finish the salmon and get those nice grill marks.
Pro tip: make sure to have two large spatulas and your serving plate handy before flipping onto the grill so you can transfer the entire fillet over as soon as it is done!