Orange Juice and Herb Grilled Salmon

October 5, 2017
by Curt

Orange juice imparts a deliciously sweet flavor to fish when used as a marinade. Add in some herbs and you will create a very sweet and savory flavor profile for your grilled salmon.

I was extremely pleased at how this turned out. And I wasn’t surprised at all when all that tried it asked for seconds!

Orange Juice and Herb Grilled Salmon


  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 3 pounds salmon (skin removed)


  1. Combine the orange juice and herbs together and pour into a plastic zip-loc bag.
  2. Remove and discard the skin from your salmon fillets and add the salmon to the marinade in the zip-loc bag. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Get a medium hot grill going and place the fillets on a grill screen atop of the grill grate above the coals.
  4. Bring the salmon fillets to an internal temperature of 135° F, flipping the fillets once.


  • Valerie Quinn says:

    Can I use dried basil and chives in this marinade? What is the purpose of putting the salmon skin in the marinade? Never heard of doing that. Thanks!

    • Curt says:

      Yes, you can use dried basil and chives. That’s what I used.

      I apologize for the way I wrote the recipe. I reread it and edited it to make more sense. I definitely didn’t add the skin to the marinade. But I can see where it was very misleading.