This unusual salmon marinade makes for an exceptionally moist and delicious final product. Two guests remarked tonight that it's the best salmon they've ever had. You might not normally be tempted to try these ingredients together, but if you're looking for a change from ordinary grilled salmon... which is certainly delicious on its own... give this one a try and you may be pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend you use fresh, wild king salmon if you can get it.
Wash and prepare salmon.
I strongly recommend fresh King salmon, if you can get it, for this dish. Whisk vegetable oil, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, honey and soy sauce until mixed well (emulsified).
Carefully place the salmon in a large airtight recloseable (ziploc) bag. Add marinade. Marinate in fridge for 1-3 hours (do not overmarinate... you still want to primarily taste the salmon).
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
Turn down heat to medium-low.
Grill salmon, skin side down, COVERED for about 7-9 minutes until you can see moist flakes (see photo). Your cook time will vary greatly with the thickness of the salmon and the heat of the grill. Use a fork if you need to to check for doneness. When the salmon flakes at the thickest part, but is still moist, take salmon off grill.
Tip: Leave the skin ON the grill if it's adhered (which it probably has), you'll generally be able to get the salmon off, whole, without it breaking if you don't try to get the skin off. Fortunately, you really don't want to eat it anyway; let it burn off for a bit and scrape it off.
You may have success removing the thinner pieces of the salmon progressively (so they don't overcook) and serving the thicker pieces last.
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (379g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 534 (60%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 59.3g||79 %|
|Saturated Fat 11.4g||57 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 21.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 17.1g|
|Cholesterol 187.1mg||58 %|
|Sodium 363.2mg||13 %|
|Potassium 1267.3mg||33 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.8g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 16.8g|
|Protein 69.8g||100 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 895
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.