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

Aytom

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 18 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Prepare an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

  • Drain excess marinade from salmon fillets. Grill until firm and opaque, about 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

664 calories; protein 40.9g 82% DV; carbohydrates 11.2g 4% DV; fat 50.4g 78% DV; cholesterol 111.7mg 37% DV; sodium 1598.7mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2010
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!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2012
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. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 366
  • 4 star values: 81
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2010
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
I used this recipe without the sesame oil or peanut oil. BEST salmon I've ever made. I will use again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
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 :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
OMG! this is soooooo good!!! I could literally drink the marinade, it's that good. :) Since I was only serving my hubs and myself, I purchased two salmon filets. My butcher gave me 8 oz. filets instead of the 4 oz. ones I asked for, but I'm certainly not complaining! I made enough marinade for four filets, poured half over my salmon and reserved the rest to drizzle over some exotic mixed greens. A former co-worker I sometimes see on my daily commute to work told me about this recipe and how delicious the marinade was. She suggested serving it as a dressing, hence the idea. Try it! Served with potatoes in chili butter (Green Giant brand, located in your grocer's produce section), this was one seriously SLAMMIN' meal. My hubs and I don't generally share the same culinary point of view, but we couldn't agree more when it comes to this meal - it's light, healthy, delicious and 100% worthy of a repeat at our house (and a permanent spot in our menu rotation). Thanks for sharing, Aytom! :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
EVERYONE in my family LOVED this! (Yes, even my 6-y-o and my 2-y-o) My DH subbed 1/4 tsp. peanut butter and 1/2 c. olive oil instead of the peanut oil. (We like the peanutty taste, but we only keep olive oil and coconut oil on hand). Everything else was exactly as written. This is our go-to salmon recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2012
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. Read More
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