Traeger Wood Fire Grill – BBQ Salmon with Lemon and Dill Recipe


Are you ready to bring a burst of summer flavor to your table? We thought so! This Traeger Wood Fire Grill BBQ Salmon with Lemon and Dill Recipe is one you do not want to miss out on this summer. While simple to make, calling for only six ingredients, it is packed with flavors we love and so good for you! Salmon is not only tasty when barbecued but it is nutrient-dense. Full of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids! Food that tastes good AND is good for you! We just had to share!

So stop pan-frying your fish and making a mess out of your kitchen. Summer is all about outdoor living so take your salmon cooking outdoors too. Traeger grilling will transform this casual quick meal by smoking the fish to give it those extra elegant flavors that will delight your guests. This is truly an anytime meal – a filler recipe during the week when you are pressed for time or because it is so simple to make you could easily incorporate this Traeger salmon recipe as the main course during your next outdoor dinner party. Step by step instructions are below and you can also download the Traeger recipe here! 



  • 1 Whole Salmon, Head On, Scaled And Gutted Salmon
  • 8 Oz Butter
  • 4 Lemons, Sliced
  • 1 Bunch Of Dill, Fronds Picked
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Traeger Fin And Feather Rub
  • 1 Lemon, Halved 

Step #1: Prepare the Salmon for Lemons

Using a sharp knife, make 5 large slices at an angle on each side of the fish, about 5-inches long and 1/2-inch deep. 

Step #2: Generously Season With The Rub

Place the whole salmon on a large sheet tray. Season the cavity generously with Traeger Fin & Feather Rub.

Step #3: Slice Lemons. Add Butter and Fresh Herbs

Cut half of the lemons into half-moon-shaped slices. Place the whole lemon slices inside the cavity of the fish with 4 Tbsp of butter (cut into small pieces and scattered throughout) and 2 Tbsp dill fronds.

Step #4: Drizzle with Olive Oil And More Rub

Stuff remaining butter into the slits on each side of the salmon. Follow with remaining slices and dill fronds. Drizzle the exterior with olive oil and season generously with Fin and Feather Rub. 

Step #5: Fire Up The Grill to 350

When ready to cook, start Traeger grill according to grill instructions, and set the temperature to 350 degrees F. 

Step #6: Grill Your Salmon

Place sheet tray with salmon directly on the grill grate and cook for 30-

45 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 145 degrees F when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the salmon. 

Step #7: Remove From Grill and Squeeze Fresh Lemon On Top

Remove fish from the grill and squeeze lemon over the top of the fish and serve. Enjoy!


This Traeger Wood Fire Grill BBQ Salmon with Lemon and Dill Recipe is the perfect recipe to master grilling your favorite fish at home. So many people love to order fish out at a restaurant but then do not know how to cook it at home. We get it, salmon is an expensive protein to mess up and people get fearful of cooking seafood, but this Traeger salmon recipe is foolproof. Besides, if you are buying salmon out at a restaurant it is way more expensive than making it at home. Plus on your Traeger grill you get the added flavor of smoke that no restaurant will provide in their kitchen! Summer is still in full swing so fire up the grill and invite your friends over for a socially distanced barbeque. 

At Owenhouse Ace, we have everything you need for outdoor entertaining and grilling, including the delicious Traeger Fin and Feather Rub which gives this recipe it’s pop of flavor when combined with olive oil, fresh herbs, lemon and the smoky open fire grill flavors. Yum! We can’t wait for you to try this Traeger salmon recipe! 

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