Growing up in Alaska, I ate a lot of seafood. I fished for King Salmon practically out my back door. Although I loved to fish, cooking and eating salmon was another story. This is the best recipe I have found for grilling salmon of any kind – whether it’s kings, reds or what have you. Sorry I don’t have a picture, but I haven’t had any salmon lately, since I now live in Texas! Just trust me, this is the best grilled salmon recipe in the world!

Grilled Salmon a la Karen


8 salmon fillets, at least 1 inch thick

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

5 tablespoons soy sauce

4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons honey

3 teaspoons brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste (I use more, but I like it hot)

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

2 green onions, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

Place salmon fillets in a large resealable plastic bag. In a separate medium bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together well, and pour over the fish in the plastic bag. Remove the air from the bag and seal tightly. Marinate the fish in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

Wrap the salmon fillets tightly in aluminum foil. Spray the inside of the aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray before adding the salmon. Lightly oil the grill grates. Grill the salmon for 15 minutes per inch of thickness on a medium hot grill, or until salmon just flakes with a fork. Turn salmon over halfway through grilling.

NOTE: This recipe can also be baked if you do not own a grill!Baking instructions- After marinating the salmon overnight, place salmon fillets in a glass baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the leftover marinade over the salmon. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

For more August Grilling, head over to The Happy Wonderer, who is hosting this month’s recipe round-up.

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1 Comment on August Recipe Round Up – Grilling

  1. ellen b
    August 2, 2007 at 8:23 am (16 years ago)

    Yummy. This sounds wonderful, Karen. thanks for sharing…

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