If you’re looking for a heavy meal, you have come to the right place. Outback Steakhouse, as their name implies, is known for their steaks, often grilled to savory perfection.

But if there is one item on the menu that steals the spotlight from steaks, it is the grilled salmon. Smooth, crisp, and relatively lighter to the tummy, the grilled salmon is perfect for barbecues, birthdays, and luncheons. 

Discover how to make the perfect grilled salmon similar to Outback Steakhouse. As an added bonus, we included a recipe for tartar sauce to add that sweet tangy flavor. 

How To Make Copycat Outback Steakhouse Grilled Salmon

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Replicate this flavorful dish from Outback Steakhouse in the comforts of your own home. This recipe lets you prepare a meal just enough for the family with minimal effort.
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  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white horseradish
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 6 salmon fillets 1-inch thick

Tartar Sauce

  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. white horseradish
  • 2 tbsp. basil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce


  • Combine all the tartar sauce ingredients in a bowl and blend well.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper and refrigerate overnight.
  • Using a whisk, combine the olive oil, horseradish, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl and brush over both sides of the salmon.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the salmon for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Add the tartar sauce on top of the salmon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I know when the salmon is done?

Check the thickest part of the fish with a knife or fork. The fish is cooked if the meat is slightly flaky. It is fine if the flesh inside is still a bit translucent. You can then cook for a longer time to adjust doneness to your liking.

Why do I not need oil for grilling the salmon?

Salmon is already a fatty fish so there is no need for excess oil. However, if you have skinless fillets, you can add a thin layer of oil on the pan and heat till it shimmers. Use an oil with a high smoke point, like canola and vegetable.

Main Dish


Give this recipe a try. A simple recipe that can feed a family with little effort. Besides having to prepare it a night before planning to serve it, it is really quite an easy dish to cook.

A flavorful flakey fish is sure to be a hit at dinner parties. Perfectly moist, thanks to the simple overnight marinade, ensures you don't have to deal with tough and dry fish meat.