Asian Grilled Salmon

Fish is such a wonderful, high protein meal.  Our family loves it in all varieties.  Grilled, fried, in tacos, in sushi... And since we have family in Alaska, we have become very fond of salmon.  Did you know that Pacific Salmon is the best quality salmon you can get?  Atlantic Salmon is usually farmed.  Where Pacific Salmon is most wildly caught.  It's beautifully pink, sometimes closer to red.  And it isn't full of mercury like it's Eastern version.  Most often I have to buy it at my local fish market (for those of you in Las Vegas, check out Seafood City on Maryland) or I have even found it at Costco (and it's CHEAP there!).

This recipe is chalk full of Asian flavors - soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.  It's a wonderful compliment to this fleshy fish.  With the brown sugar and the honey in the marinade, it gives a nice caramelized char to the fish.  So while the outside gets crispy, the inside stays nice and tender and moist.  And here's a tip - if you buy it at your local fish market, usually they will remove the skin and debone it for you!  If not, you can still grill it with the skin - it comes off very easily after cooking it.

Asian Grilled Salmon


3 Tbs. melted butter
3 Tbs. packed brown sugar
3 Tbs. soy sauce
3 Tbs. olive oil
3 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. salmon


1. Add all ingredients, except salmon, in a medium bowl.  Whisk until combined.  Pour half into a gallon size ziploc bag.  Reserve remaining.

2. Slice salmon into 4 pieces.  Place in ziploc bag and allow to marinade for 30 minutes, flipping bag once.

3. Preheat grill on medium heat.  Grease grill.

4. Place salmon pieces on hot grill and cook for 10-20 minutes, using remainder of marinade to brush over salmon 2 or 3 times during cooking.  Salmon will be cooked when it flakes easily with a fork.

Serves 4

**Important Tip: DO NOT keep any remaining marinade.  Discard to avoid salmonella poisoning.