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Slammin' Salmon Recipe

Slammin' Salmon

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"An amazing culinary delight. Hands down the greatest grilled salmon ever. Easy and delicious."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    2 hrs 18 mins


  1. Stir balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and soy sauce with salt, brown sugar, ground ginger, paprika, pepper, and red pepper flakes until the salt has dissolved. Stir in garlic, green onions, sesame oil, and peanut oil until well combined.
  2. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag or glass bowl. Add salmon to marinade and gently toss to coat. Place into refrigerator and marinate 2 to 24 hours.
  3. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  4. Drain excess marinade from salmon fillets. Grill until firm and opaque, about 4 minutes per side.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2010

Marinated for 10 hours in the fridge inside of a gallon zippie bag. I used sesame seeds - no oil at all. I didn't grill, but instead baked covered at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until fork flaky and cooked all the way through. I did use the marinade for a reduction sauce (served under the salmon on the plate). I placed the marinade in a sauce pan for about 15 minutes, adding a bit of white wine to enhance the flavor. A huge hit with the entire family!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2012

Mediocre. I cook salmon all the time and wanted to try a new recipe. This was disappointing at best. It's not awful but somehow it makes it more "fishy" tasting and not in a good way. None of the salmon flavour comes through.

Jul 26, 2007

I used this recipe without the sesame oil or peanut oil. BEST salmon I've ever made. I will use again for sure.

Dec 17, 2007

Wonderful marinade - like one of the other reviewers, I didn't have time to let it marinade more than an hour. And I cooked the salmon in a skillet, reducing the remainder of the marinade into a glaze with a 1/4 cup white wine. Yummy, and definitely a great way to use up the last green onions and fresh ginger. I served with a florentine risotto and steamed broccoli.

Mar 16, 2011

AMAZING!!!!!!! Ok this was the best salmon I've everd had! I baked it instead of grilling it but oh my it was DELICIOUS!!! Also I didnt have the peanut oil so I put some olive oil instead it was great! I marinated for an hour and wooooooowwww!!! it was moist,flavourful and delicious!!!! our of 5 stars I will give it 100 :)

Feb 22, 2008

This salmon WAS slammin'. I used fresh ginger because I like it more and I had some, used an extra clove of garlic, left out the salt, and cut way back (down to 2T) on the peanut oil since I was baking instead of grilling. Thanks for the recipe, we'll be having this again.

Sep 22, 2007

Very nice! After reading other reviews, I didn't bother with the peanut oil, but did use the sesame oil for the flavor. As always, I used low sodium tamari soy sauce. Marinated only two hours, my wild Alaskan salmon was very flavorful and moist. I served this with garlic red potatoes from this site and it was a wonderful combo.

Apr 19, 2011

Delish! I cooked the salmon with all the marinade in a large cast iron skillet instead of grilling and it sort of made a glaze. It was so yummy! I can't think of a meat this wouldn't be good on. My family and I were discussing it and we're going to try using it as the sauce for a shrimp stir fry!


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  • Calories
  • 664 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 50.4 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 40.9 g
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 1599 mg
  • 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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