Some of you may love fish, some of you may hate it. But let me tell you fish-haters, you HAVE to try this grilled salmon recipe! It’s seriously amazing. And there is no fishy flavor at all. I can’t eat fish all the time but when I do make it, it has to be amazingly good so I want to make it again. And this, my friends, was amazingly good! And very easy to make. If you’ve never made salmon before and are curious to try it, do this recipe first. You can thank me later.
It’s slightly sweet due to the brown sugar rub but it’s very tender from being grilled in foil. And it’s nice that it’s not messy on the grill–don’t worry about losing fish down the grill when flipping it. There are some folks who are die-hard wild-caught salmon fans, but that’s not me. I find the fishiness too strong for my suburban tastebuds. But then again, I’m not a fan of mutton or venison, or anything gamey either. I like poultry, beef, pork, and most kinds of fish (as long as it doesn’t taste fishy.) The wild-caught is supposed to be much healthier though.
- 1-3 salmon fillets, depending on size
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ⅛ cup water
- 2-3 cloves minced garlic
- Purchase your salmon as fresh as you can. I prefer the taste of farm-raised to wild caught because I think it tastes less fishy. But don’t buy the frozen fillets if you can avoid it. Put the fish in a plastic bag with all the other ingredients and seal it with as much air pushed out as possible. Marinate for at least an hour, up to three.
- When you are ready to cook, heat up your grill. Then make a little dish out of aluminum foil with sides. Slide the fish on your ‘dish’ and add a little of the marinade on top. Put the fish skin side down. Then push the whole dish onto the grill. Close the lid and grill for about 20 minutes. After that is done, flip the salmon over onto the grill to sear the top, then you can scrape off the skin (it should lift right off.) Grill for 1-2 minutes and then serve.
I love serving salmon with wild rice and broccoli, with a little lemon wedge and butter on the rice. I didn’t have rice this time so it was just broccoli for me. But that’s okay, just extra carbs right? I love making meals that taste so yummy you don’t even remember that they are healthy!
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