I love grilled Salmon! I usually grill the flesh side first (for grill marks) and because the skin will hold the fillet together better. I tried grilling the skin side first the last time and the fillet fell apart. Also, I don't throw the skin away. I save them to make delicious salmon skin hand rolls. Yummy!
I also tried the salmon on a cedar plank technique and I highly recommend it. The cedar plank will get charred on around the edges and that what gives the salmon the smoke flavor. Oh yeah, don't forget to soak the plank in water for at least 20 minutes. If you don't like the skin, set the salmon skin side down beause the skin will tend to stay on the plank when the salmon is done.
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