'After I grilled this for my boss and her husband, I was swamped with calls asking for the recipe the next day at work,' relates Naomi Mahoney from Oakville, Ontario. 'My boss said she'd never tasted such delicious salmon. And it takes only minutes to prepare'.

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5 mins
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4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, molasses, garlic and lemon peel; set aside half of the mixture for serving. Before starting grill, coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Grill salmon, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting frequently with molasses mixture. Serve with reserved molasses mixture.


Nutrition Facts

628 calories; protein 33.5g; carbohydrates 21g; fat 45.3g; cholesterol 99.1mg; sodium 110.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (89)

Rating: 5 stars
My family loved this dish! I made adjustments to what ingrediants I had in the house. Substituted honey for molasses, 4 closed fresh minced garlic, and dried lemon peel. The flavor was fab! Our grill is very hot and was done after 3-4 minutes on each side. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used real maple syrup in place of molasses and it was great! Have made several times now!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a quick, simple and very tasty recipe. I used real maple syrup instead of molasses and next time I will reduce the amount of olive oil to 1/3 cup, I think that 1/2 cup was a little too much for this dish. You can see on my picture how the corners of this salmon turned out nice and caramelized, just delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very nice, i have mix 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup honey half onion 2 teaspoons of garlic 2 teaspoons lemon juice and parsley dill, much salt and pepper, i have cover the salmon with the mix and cook it in a pan,it looks and taste very good Read More
Rating: 3 stars
eh. it was edible but not delicious. if i ever make it again, i will substitute honey for the molasses. it tasted fine on the cooked fish but not very good when you used it as a sauce. too...molassesy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used honey instead of molasses and added just a pinch of kosher salt on top of the salmon before serving. Excellent!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My mom says this is the most she has enjoyed salmon in a long time! Next time, however, I'll use equal amounts of olive oil and molasses and cut the amount of sauce in half, because I had a little bit too much left over for the size of the fillets. Other than that, fabulous! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used honey instead of molasses because I didn't have any on hand, used lime in place of lemon peel, and added a little salt as well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a delicious meal worth repeating. I had wild salmon from Costco that was skin-on, so when I BBQ'd it I only did just the skin side down. I finished it off with a little more of the glaze under the broiler to get the top done, too. I admit that I used 1/3 cup olive oil, and then, because I was a little leery hubby-wise, I only used half of the 1/3 cup using molasses and the other half of that honey. It really did need salt and pepper. I will make this again and marinate it a while before cooking it, and I will use the whole 1/3 cup using molasses next time. I think I will also add a little of the lemon juice to the mix. When you think of it, I really didn't change the ingredients much in the recipe because the mixture is a good one. Thanks, Naomi! Read More