Hot Coal Roasted Garlic Rosemary Salmon Recipe

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Clean Eating Hot Coal Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Salmon Recipe

It’s hot, and many of us are enjoying our barbecues on a regular basis this time of year. But grilling doesn’t have to mean tons of barbecue sauce or other not-so-healthy additions. In fact, you can make a perfectly healthy meal on that grill that everyone will love.

This salmon recipe was going to be for a cookbook I was working on. But I changed the type of cookbook I wanted to write, and this recipe just didn’t fit with the new theme. So it’s now here for you to enjoy!

I actually made this with Mini Chef at the park. We used one of the park grills, and he got to play while I cooked dinner. Definitely a win-win for us that day.

By the time dinner was ready, my red-faced little boy was tuckered out and ready to eat. He had no problems scarfing this down.

In fact, if you can keep the fish cold enough, this would make a great camping recipe! Just make sure you get those coals good and hot!

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Clean Eating Hot Coal Roasted Garlic Rosemary Salmon Recipe

Hot Coal Roasted Garlic Rosemary Salmon Recipe

A deliciously simple salmon that cooks in hot coals.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • ½ lb. salmon filet
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil


  • Cut off the top of a head of garlic. Cut enough off to expose the tops of all the cloves. Place the head of garlic on a piece of foil large enough to wrap it up completely. Drizzle 1 tbsp. of oil over the top, wrap it up, and place it on the hot coals of your campfire or barbecue.
  • Place the salmon on a piece of foil large enough to wrap it up completely. Drizzle 1 tbsp. of oil over the top, then sprinkle the rosemary over that. Wrap it up and place the packet on the hot coals of your campfire or barbecue.
  • Cooking time for the garlic will be approximately 30-50 minutes, depending on the heat of your coals and how much you can burry the garlic ball in the hot coals. Cooking time for the salmon will depend on the size and thickness of your fillet, but if the coals are hot, you can estimate about 12-15 minutes or so. The salmon is done when it easily flakes. Keep in mind the fish will continue to cook for a few minutes after being removed from the coals when deciding if it’s done or not.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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I'm Tiffany, a writer for MSN and the AP Newswire, a cookbook author, digital publisher, food lover, and mom. I create healthy, clean eating recipes for everyday living.

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  1. Love a super clean salmon recipe! This looks amazing. Also love with horseradish.

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