Chile Garlic BBQ Salmon Recipe -
Chile Garlic BBQ Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chile Garlic BBQ Salmon

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"Salmon with a spicy Asian-style twist."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Prepare outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. Trim the tail and fins off of the salmon. Make several shallow cuts across the salmon's skin. Place salmon on 3 large, slightly overlapping sheets of aluminum foil.
  3. In a bowl, stir together soy sauce, chile sauce, ginger, and garlic. Mix in lime juice, lime zest, and brown sugar. Spoon sauce over the salmon.
  4. Fold the foil over the salmon, and crimp the edges to seal.
  5. If using hot coals, move them to one side of the grill. Place the fish on the side of the grill that does not have coals directly underneath it, and close the lid. If using a gas grill, place the fish on one side, and turn off the flames directly underneath it; close the lid. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove to a serving platter, and pour any juices that may have collected in the foil over the top of the fish. Sprinkle with green onions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2006

This recipe is fabulous! I cooked it in foil in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes and threw in slices of red pepper too, which were amazing with the sauce. I will make this again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2011

This was just ok. The salmon flavor definitely comes through. Will not make again.

Nov 30, 2007

I loved this, and I am very picky about salmon recipes. Like other reviewers, I thought the flavors would overpower the salmon, but the marinade really wasn't too strong at all! I used a 1 lb. salmon filet cut into 2" chunks but kept the other quantities the same, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven for about a half hour. The only thing I would do differently next time is use lite soy sauce (personal preference) and if baking like I did this time I would open the foil for the last 5 minutes to let the sauce carmelize a bit. Will definitely try this with a whole salmon some day as the recipe states!

Oct 13, 2007

Living in the Pacific NW, I don't like to add anything too fancy to husband was worried that this dish would cover up the flavor of the salmon..and amazingly it enhanced the flavor of the salmon. This is a regular salmon dish in our family now...don't hesitate to try it if you love the real salmon flavor...this did NOT cover it up

May 13, 2006

I can't wait to try this on whole salmon on the grill because it was absolutely delicious on filets done in the oven. I spooned the marinade on the filets about an hour before putting them in and wrapped them in foil while they waited. I used a hot oven for 20 minutes. About 450 degrees. Probably a lower temp would have worked just as well. I have a side of salmon that I'm going to try it on next, tomorrow in fact, outdoors on the grill. Thanks!

May 19, 2009

We love this recipe and this is one of the easiest salmon recipe anyone can make. I made it twice already. The first time, I followed the recipe as it was written. We were very impressed. Though after reading most of the reviews, many reviewers were wondering if the fish can be marinated more than 30 minutes. I, personally do not agree marinating more that 30 minutes. I want to taste my fish, and have the marinade compliment the fish, not the other way around. So the second time I made this recipe, I decided to make my marinade a day early. I combined ALL the ingredient (except for the fish) in a container, added a small drop of sesame oil, and about 15 cilantro leaves. The next day, I poured the marinade on the fish, marinate it for 30 minutes and baked it. Sprinkled it fresh scallions and cilantro. The dish is so delicious. All the ingredients complimented each other. Although, when i serve this dish to a group of people, I think I will strain the marinade before pouring it to the fish. The presentation will be better if my guest do not see the chucks of garlic, ginger and wilted scallions and cilantro. Can't wait to make this again. YUM!

Jun 28, 2006

Another 5 star salmon recipe for us. My husband another couple that I had over for dinner tonight were all in agreement. I forgot to put the lime juice in and did not have any fresh ginger (so used 1 tsp. ground) and did not have any green onions....even with all was absolutely fabulous. Thank you for an excellent recipe.

Apr 22, 2008

I needed a little something to spice up the usual bland fish dinner at my household. When i found the chile garlic bbq salmon recipe on my favourite website in the world, I thought, lets give it a shot. My kids who dont normally like fish asked for seconds and my wife thinks ive been going to chef school when shes at work. Only we know my secret.


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  • Calories
  • 438 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 46.2 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 738 mg
  • 30%

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

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