Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Salmon Recipe: Brown Sugar and Soy Sauce Grilled Salmon

Joel and I were shopping at Costco and decided to get a fillet of salmon. They just looked so good and the idea of BBQing a salmon for dinner sounded perfect. When we got home I looked up some ideas for how to cook the salmon, and found this recipe for Brown Sugar and Soy Sauce Grilled Salmon. I know how much Joel loves Asian inspired foods, so I thought the use of soy sauce in a marinade would be something he might enjoy. Even though we were not able to let the salmon sit in the marinade for longer than about twenty minutes, it still tasted wonderful. Paired with my caprese salad it was a pretty good dinner. The brown sugar will caramelize a bit in the heat of the BBQ, combined with the tartness of the lemon, flavors of the soy sauce and garlic, this was great on salmon. Joel, who is not a big sea food eater to start with, asked for this recipe to be added to our file of favorites!  

Here is the recipe for the Brown Sugar and Soy Sauce Grilled Salmon.
Brown Sugar and Soy Sauce Grilled Salmon from the BBQ.
  • 1.5 pound salmon fillet
  • 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 vegetable oil
  1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
My Notes:  We actually cooked about three pounds of salmon, but there was plenty of marinade to go around. I didn't have any lemon pepper, so I used fresh ground pepper and added a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice instead. Instead of garlic powder, I used freshly minced garlic. I did not add the salt either. By skipping the garlic powder and the salt, not only does it reduce the amount of sodium in this dish, but salt can dry out fish, which I prefer to avoid. There is enough sodium in the soy sauce anyway! Because I was not able to let the fish sit in the fridge for two hours (we were just way too hungry), I just put the fish in a shallow baking pan, poured the mixed sauce over the top and frequently used a basting brush to spread the sauce over the top of the salmon fillets. Joel handled cooking the salmon on the BBQ and he did a great job. The key is pre-heat the BBQ so it is nice and hot, then try not to open the lid too much.

Nutrition Facts :
Servings Per Recipe: Six
Calories: 318
Total Fat: 20.1g
Cholesterol: 56mg
Sodium: 1091 mg (see my notes for reducing this)
Total Carbs: 13.2g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
Protein: 20.5g


1 comment:

  1. Please don't heat this up in the office microwave again... ;-)