Sugar Glazed Salmon Recipe -
Sugar Glazed Salmon Recipe
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Sugar Glazed Salmon

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"This is an elegant barbecued salmon, glazed to perfection."

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Original recipe makes 1 salmon filet Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a shallow baking pan, combine the olive oil, water, red wine vinegar, garlic, garlic salt, black pepper and basil. Place salmon filet in the marinade meat side down, if skin is still on. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Coat the salmon filet lightly with sugar. Place on grill and cook 12 minutes per side. Baste with marinade periodically while cooking. Salmon is done, when it flakes easily with a fork.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

very good! Did not use the amount of sugar called for--kind of chickened out for fear that it would be sweet, but it is not--it adds a subtle quality that makes for great eating. Also, used fresh basil, doubled the quantity, did not have garlic salt, so I used powder and regular salt--all of these details doesn't change the overall effect of the dish. Shows well, the sugar glazing adds a golden appearance. Very much recommend this. You can tell it is written by someone that understands that salmon needs only augmentation, and this treatment does just that.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I've had much better salmon. The flavors were odd together (my husband and I usually like a sweet glaze) and not at all appealing. The vinegar was strong, and in my opinion, doesn't belong with a subtle tasting fish. I will not make this again. It ruined a perfectly good filet. I recommend "Baked Dijon Salmon" instead.


43 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

Yummy! My picky, "Don't let that fish touch my steak!" boyfriend even admitted this was good. Sweet and tangy at the same time. Adds flavor without overwhelming the salmon. Use fresh basil (~2 Tbs) for best flavor. Garlic salt is unnecessary. Just add some salt and more garlic!

Jan 25, 2004

Used this marinade on some sockeye salmon filets and then BBQ'd them. The marinade is excellent on salmon-- the sweetness seems to go perfectly with the fatiness of the fish! I used balsamic vinegar because I didn't have any red wine ving. and it turned out fine.

Jan 25, 2004

Salmon is one of our favorite healthy foods. I enjoy preparing this recipe with asparagus and rice pilaf for accompaniments. For the final touch,I use a lemon sauce drizzled over both the salmon and asparagus. It is a beautiful presentation.

Jan 25, 2004

This dish was like eating at an expensive restaurant! I couldn't wait to make it again and serve it to dinner guests! WONDERFUL!

Jan 25, 2004

This was delicious. I like things a little sweeter and thought the sugar added a nice subtle flavor. Very good and we didn't have to marinate it forever!

Jan 26, 2010



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  • Calories
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

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

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