SOY SAUCE AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLED SALMON — Salmon fillets are marinated in a sweet soy sauce mixture, then grilled to perfection in this easy, restaurant quality seafood dinner.
We are huge salmon fans at my house, and this Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon is such a simple way to prepare fish, and my kids absolutely love it!
Believe it or not, we first tried this recipe for a salmon at a neighborhood block party, and just had to ask our friends from across the street for the recipe. That was almost 15 years ago, and this is still one of our favorite ways to prepare salmon.
My family LOVED this recipe. Even my husband, who is never impressed with fish, absolutely loved it. So much great flavor! ~ Melinda
The soy sauce and brown sugar marinade is the perfect accompaniment to the fish. And I love that it’s made with such simple ingredients that I almost always have on hand.
You can use this recipe for pan fried or baked salmon too, but grilling the fish gives it such wonderful flavor, and kind of caramelizes the marinade at the same time. The results are fantastic!
I’m not the best at cooking on a grill, (which is why I usually have my husband run the barbecue) so the hardest part for me is getting the cooking time right.
Just don’t forget to oil your grill grate before you turn it on! If you’re fish has skin, starting with the skin side on the grill makes the fish easier to turn. If you’re really worried about sticking, rub some extra oil on the skin before placing the fish on the grill.
I made this salmon for dinner tonight and it was really good! My 11 year old son was dreading having salmon for dinner all day. He liked it! I was almost disappointed that he ate it all because I wanted more when mine was all gone! ~ Lisa
I usually get the big piece of salmon at Costco and cut it into filets. It’s enough fish to satisfy my hungry boys, which I need, because even my child who doesn’t like meat gobbles it up and asks for seconds.
We’ve been enjoying this salmon for years. I hope you love it as much as we do!
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Tips for Cooking Fish
Choosing fresh fish: Rather than shopping for a certain type of fish, buy the fish that looks the freshest. Similar types of fish can usually be substituted in a recipe.
If you were planning to use cod in a recipe, for example, you can easily substitute orange roughy or snapper.
Cooking time: Measure your fish at its thickest part, then aim for about 10 minutes of cooking time per inch of thickness.
Is it done? To test fish for doneness, insert a knife into the flesh at the thickest part. It should be just barely translucent in the center.
Even if it doesn’t look quite done, the fish will continue to cook after you remove it from the heat, so make sure not to overcook it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon
- Spices: lemon pepper, salt
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- In a small bowl, stir together lemon pepper, garlic, salt, soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and oil until sugar is dissolved.
- Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag.
- Pour soy sauce mixture over fish and seal bag. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Lightly oil grill grate and preheat grill for medium heat.
- Place salmon on the preheated grill; discard marinade.
- Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Total time does not include marinading.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1081mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 26g
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