Easy Grilled Salmon Marinade
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Looking for an outstanding teriyaki salmon marinade?
Check out this yummy salty and sweet recipe featuring brown sugar and soy sauce with a hint of ginger! This marinade uses just four simple ingredients and is a perfect summer meal idea that should appeal to the entire family.
Grilled Salmon Marinade
yield: 4 SERVINGS
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 15 MINUTES
If you're looking for an outstanding salmon marinade, check out this yummy salty and sweet recipe using just four simple ingredients!
- 1.25 pounds salmon fillets (or larger piece as shown)
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- garlic powder
Season fish with salt and garlic powder to taste.
In a bowl, mix together oil, water, soy sauce, ginger, and brown sugar.
Place marinade and fish in a large plastic resealable bag for at least a couple hours.
Preheat outdoor grill to a medium heat and lightly brush some oil over the barbecue grates to prevent the skin from sticking. Place salmon on the grill for about 6-7 minutes on each side, and discard marinade.
You’ll know it’s done when the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds if desired. Serves 4-5.
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
I’ve tried cooking fish in the oven and have had lots of fails so I really believe the grill is the way to go! So yummy! 🙂 We like to serve this meal with some grilled veggies over brown rice (these Roasted Brussel Sprouts would also be a great side). I love that my kids will actually eat fish prepared this way and it’s super easy for a quick weeknight meal!
Would this work with frozen fish?
Yes! You’ll want to rinse the frost off and pat dry with with a paper towel so seasoning will stick. Also it may take a little additional time to cook.
That looks yummy! I must love that as it has some sweetness in the marinade.😋
Ya so far it’s the only way my kids will eat it. 😀 You could always just that or use honey as another reader suggested.
I have also used maple syrup and it is delicious!
I love salmon and this looks delicious!
Thanks Amy! Enjoy 😀
The salmon oven trick is to put it on parchment paper, skin side down at 375 for 15 minutes, let rest for 3 minutes.
It works every week at our house. Also works if the salmon has no skin and is any side down!
Thanks for the tip!! 👍🏻
Also, this is pretty much the exact marinade we use as well and it’s DELICIOUS! We use honey instead of sugar sometimes and we just boil the leftover marinade for about 1 minute of hard boil and pour it over rice as a side. Yummy!
That sounds awesome!
Love this! I use brown sugar, chili flakes, salt, and olive oil and my whole family just raves about it. They like it better than steak! Can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks Lina!
Just dump those brussel sprouts, from the recipe you linked to, right on the grill next to the salmon….so delicious cooked on the grill, and no heating up the oven in summer!
Yum love that idea!
Hey, Lina. I was wondering if you had any good power bite recipes. I’ve seen dozens, usually made with nuts, dates, honey, etc, but I’d love to hear if you have a good version.
Hi there –
Try these trail bars
Or these energy bites 😀