A grilled salmon filet topped with a slice of grilled lemon

Grilled Salmon with Tarragon Mustard Sauce

  • Author: Kathryn | FoodieGirlChicago
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrees


This grilled salmon combines a handful of ingredients for a tangy, fresh taste.  It’s ready in less than 30 minutes making it a great choice for a summer meal! 



  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • dash of ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 6-ounce salmon filets


  1. Lightly brush a cold grill grate with oil, then preheat to medium-high heat – about 400°F. 
  2. Mix the mustards, oil and honey in a small bowl.  Add pepper, tarragon and parsley, stir well. 
  3. Brush the skin side of the salmon with oil.  Flip the filets and generously brush the non-skin side with the mustard sauce.  
  4. Place the filets on the grill, skin side down.  Close the cover and let the fish grill for 6 minutes.  
  5. Using a large, flat spatula carefully flip the filets over, being sure to slide the spatula below the skin so you don’t leave it on the grill.  
  6. Close the cover again and grill for an additional 3-4 minutes.  Exact time will depend on the thickness of the filets.  Turn off the grill and let the fish rest for 3 minutes.  Carefullly remove hte salmon from the grill. 
  7. Serve immediately.  Garnish with fresh squeezed lemon and chopped tarragon if desired.