Salmon. Oh how I love and hate thee, all at the same time. Smoked salmon? Get in my face now. Boring salmon seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper? I’ll pass, thanks.
I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get on board with salmon that doesn’t have a little somethin somethin going on. So when I came across this soy + brown sugar glazed salmon, I figured it was worth a shot. And also? It rocked. The marinade was simple enough to not overpower the flavor of the salmon, but had just enough of that extra flavor I need if I’m going to be eating something as healthy as grilled salmon.
Bonus? I already had all the marinade ingredients in my cupboard. Yet, somehow I still managed to find a way to spend $50 at the grocery store. Because who DOESN’T need all those extra things like patriotic headbands and red, white and blue mason jars?
- 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
- lemon pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- salt to taste
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
- Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
- In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (I only did one hour and it turned out fine, but the longer, the better).
- Preheat grill for medium heat.
- Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, flesh side down — this will allow the brown sugar to glaze the salmon and seal in the juices. After about 7 minutes, flip salmon for another 6-8 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Yields: 6 servings
Recipe adapted from: All Recipes