Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon

Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon

Monday was a glorious weather day FINALLY. So the hubby and I decided to grill some salmon since 1) it's the only fish I usually will eat, 2) it's the only fish my kids will eat with the exception of gorton's fish sticks (ewww), and 3) it's the only fish I usually will eat.

We bought a lovely slab o' farm raised salmon at the store and took it home. Such a pretty piece of fish it was. I decided to marinate the little bugger even though I've never marinated fish before. I usually reserve marinating for items that come from land lovin' creatures (i.e., pigs, cows, chickens).

Here's the recipe I used and you can adapt this in any manner to suit your tastes. It's super easy, cheap and does NOT need to be marinated for hours on end.


1 Lg. Salmon fillet
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. lime juice
Garlic powder to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together well. Make sure to taste as you go along, adding more ingredients or other options as you may like. The recipe as I am posting it is sweet with a salty tang at the end of the bite.

Cut the fillet into serving sized pieces. About 3 x 4 inches each. Lay all of the pieces in a dish with at least 3 inch high sides.

Mix all of your ingredients together and pour the marinade over the fish.

Put in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Take out and flip over and return to the refrigerator for another 15-20 minutes.

Preheat your grill on a low heat setting and make sure that you either cover it with aluminum foil or use a griddle insert so that the fish does not flake and fall into the grill.

Once the grill is heated, place the fillets on the grill (or griddle) and cook for approximately 10 minutes per side, checking to make sure the pink color of fillets has turned to a light pinkish white color and the marinade starts to caramelize.

Let me know if you have tried this recipe and leave comments. With future posts I hope to have step by step photos for each recipe.

Buon appetito!

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