An amazing culinary delight. Hands down the greatest grilled salmon ever. Easy and delicious.
An amazing culinary delight. Hands down the greatest grilled salmon ever. Easy and delicious.
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
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!!
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.
I used this recipe without the sesame oil or peanut oil. BEST salmon I've ever made. I will use again for sure.
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 :)
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.
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.
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!
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! :-)
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.
I love salmon, but I was expecting a lot more flavor in the marinade...especially from the ginger and balsamic...I couldn't really taste them in the final product. Still, it was good and I think next time, I'll set aside some of the marinade and reduce it to make a sauce for the finished fish.
I took another reviewers suggestion and did not use any oil and it didn't need it. I didn't have any time to marinate so I put it in a pan with aluminum foil in the oven and it came out perfect!
Epic! Add yet one more voice to the Greek chorus praising this recipe. It's easy to tailor this to your taste. We're not people who like things real hot, so in place of the crushed red pepper flakes, I used about 1/4 tsp cayenne. Also didn't have green onions, but I did have one very lovely leek, so I chopped up the light green part. No peanut oil, so I subbed extra virgin olive oil. I also finely grated the zest of one lemon into the marinade. These changes presented no problem. It was INCREDIBLE. In place of salmon, I had some 2" thick marlin fillets. We grilled it over charcoal, and I'm telling you, this was darned near nirvana! Moist, full of smoky, earthy, delectable taste. Salmon is coming next. But be aware that it translates perfectly into other firm-meated fish, such as ahi (fresh tuna,) shark, mahi-mahi, or swordfish. Beg, borrow, or steal the ingredients to make this one. Yes, it IS that good!
We loved it! Be sure to marinade the night before. I'll also set more aside for a drizzle as I serve. We grilled ours on a cedar plank and loved it! I substituted olive oil for the peanut oil because I didn't have peanut oil on the shelf. The 2nd time we made this, I made 4 individual servings of this for my grandma: I just put a little marinade in a baggie with 4 oz salmon and froze it in the 4 separate bags. She kept them in her freezer, thawed before cooking, and cooked them on her little George Forman grill. She said they were delicious and she wants the recipe. I'm going to keep her supplied in Slammin' Salmon for all she's done for me and my family for 80+ years! This would be a great freeze ahead meal and awesome for people who need meals delivered.
SUPERB! I think out of 5 stars, I would give it 10 if I could! My apartment complex does not allow grills, so I broiled this, and it was out of this world! I blog on Facebook what I make and I am sure that I will get lots of requests regarding this recipe, as I RAVED about it! I can't wait to have guests over and make this for them. I make a delicious Garlic Dill Salmon, and NEVER thought I would find something comparable! This recipe rocks! And I love the Asian flavor! It was incredible! I let mine marinade overnight, and didn't cook it until late in the evening the next day. It was so flavorful and delicious! My cat was practically in my lap when I was having dinner! She's usally pretty good, but this was something she wanted as well. I had a huge piece of salmon and no other company so I shared with her a SMALL piece, and she didn't leave it! I am so happy to have found this recipe! It was incredible, delicious and actually quite simple. I specifically went and bought balsamic vinegar JUST for this recipe and I am so happy that I did! I have another huge piece of Salmon and I will make this one again VERY VERY VERY soon! Thank you so much!
To make the topping a little more substantial, I added some sliced mushrooms. Sauté them first in a bit of olive oil, garlic, green onions and a bit of salt/seasonings - not from the quantities of the original recipe - and drain the liquid before adding the mushrooms to the salmon as a topping.
I choose this recipe for a last minute party at my house. I was nervous because I had never cooked salmon before and I didn't have time to marinate. I made the marinade, replacing sesame & peanut oil with olive oil. I poured it over the salmon fillets in a tinfoil pouch and placed it on the grill. I did not turn the fillets during cooking. It was the best salmon I had ever had. My guests raved, comparing it to an orchestra of flavors. Thanks for sharing!!!
I am giving this 4 stars because the flavor was very good, however, it had too much heat for my taste. I would tweak it next time using less ginger and probably no red pepper flakes.
This was quick, easy & very flavourful. I did not use the 1/2 cup of oil (to reduce to reduce the calories), and it was fine. I baked the salmon in the marinade at 350 for 15 min.
Had this on wild sockeye salmon. Marinated about an hour and then grilled, followed recipe as written except for powdered ginger as i was out. Wouldn't change a thing.
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.
Beautiful flavor!! Love and will use this recipe over and over again! I marinated salmon only 2 hours, but will marinate longer the next time for even more flavor! I loosely wrapped 2 lbs. salmon, skin side down, in foil, and placed on a cookie sheet and baked for 30 minutes. Baked sweet potato topped with butter and brown sugar was a perfect side for this salmon!
Awesome Salmon recipe! I used fresh ginger because I didn't have any ground ginger. I BBQ'd it to 145 degrees on some aluminum foil and basted it with some of the juice every 10 minutes. I would compare this to some of the best fish you could get at a restaurant!
I prepared this for dinner last night. I have to admit I liked the smell of the marinade better than eating the final product. Don't get me wrong-- it is tasty, but my family members (7 of us) and I all agreed it was a bit too powerful a combination of tastes.. probably needs less of some of the stronger tastes like balsamic.. and maybe more of the mellower flavors like brown sugar. Personally, while a recipe like this is intriguing for salmon, it's a better fish served with less seasoning, so that the true, delicious salmon flavor doesn't get lost.
This is a great marinade! The flavors are intense and well-balanced. I would use it for poultry as well.
This is an all time favorite in our house!!
Great Salmon! Left out the peanut oil and it was still WONDERFUL! Thanks!
This is an excellent salmon recipe! Easy to make and out of this world flavor! I make this per the recipe and let the salmon marinate for about two hours. This provided great flavor for the salmon without overpowering it. The only variation I made was to leave the skin on the salmon fillets. I find that this works better on the grill. I'll definately be making this again!
This is a fabulous marinade. I marinated the salmon for 24 hours and then BBQ'd it. It was tender and juicy and the spices didn't over power the fish. Make this one! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I made this last night and it was really good. A nice change of pace with great flavor. I followed the recipe for the most part except upped the amount of red pepper since we like things with a kick. I also used about a quarter cup of sesame oil instead of the peanut oil. We just like the flavor of the sesame oil much better. I also didn't add all the green onions to the marinade and saved some to sprinkle on top of the salmon fillets when they came off the grill. This was incredibly tasty and I will definitely make it again. I marinated the fillets for about 6 hours but next time might try the full 24 hours.
Call Guinness, I almost followed the recipe to a T. Did omit the salt and peanut oil. Served with mixed veggies with dried cranberries and Spinach Salad with Pepper Jelly Dressing.
I had a three pound slab of salmon and still had a ton of marinade. I cooked the rest of the marinade over the stove top and added some cornstarch to thicken it up some, but it still tasted a bit to sour and I felt it needed a bit more sweet taste, so added about a few tablespoons of clover honey and that did the trick. We did grill the salmon on the gas grill and spooned more of the sweeter marinade over while cooking...and then it was slammin!
My husband, who hates salmon in any form or fashion, loved this recipe. It was awesome, thank you so much. We will making this again. Great on Chicken too!
THE BEST FISH I HAVE EVER HAD, hands down.
this really is as tasty as everyone says! Substituted Canola for the Peanut oil ('cuz I didn't have peanut), and baked for 20 minutes at 425. The only things is that (not surprisingly) it turned out a very dark color....soy, balsamic, etc.
Was pretty good, but a little salty.
just okay. would probably use the recipie as a base for another marinade, but would not bother making exactly as described again. I let marinate for 24 hours, and flavor was good - just not, out of this world.
Excellent recipe! Very easy to cook! Made a couple changes as recommended by some of the other posters. Excluded the ginger and baked on 375 for 15 to 18 min! Will definitely use again!!
Haha, ok, this dish was awesome, even though it was a disaster cooking it! I spilled the marinade and had to redo it, and then didn't actually taste this dish, because I had a slight cold when I madeit! But my fiance and his kids loved this so much I HAD to rate it five stars. I omitted the pepper flakes (kids not into spicy food) ad the green onions (didn't have any) other than that I followed the recipe as written. They raved and raved, asked for seconds, and my fiance said it was one of the best ways I cooked salmon. Again, I can't vouch for the flavor's because my nose was stopped up, all I could really taste was lemon and a little brown sugar. My fiance said that the lemon was strong, but not in a bad way. So if you're not into lemon, maybe that would be a good thing to omit. They always say to marinate the salmon no more than 30 minutes but I think it depends...I marinated mine for several hours and my fiance said the flavor went through every bite...and that it was delicious!
Very delcious and easy to make. I served this along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and some asparagus and butternut squash. Yum! My bf loved this meal. I will definitely make this again and again and again!
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars! We have tried many recipes for salmon from this site, and this is my favorite! It is sweet, salty and sour all at the same time! Easy and fantastic!!!!!
Great salmon recipe. Grill is best, but in the oven at 375 for 20 min or so is also rewarding.
I only marinated for about a half hour and I baked it in the oven instead of grilling but it was still really good! Great salmon recipe - even my DH who doesn't really like salmon liked this recipe.
Very yummy & easy to make! I didn't have peanut oil so substituted veg. oil & it worked well! Great salmon recipe!!
This was delicious. It marinated between 3-4 hours, and it took just a few minutes on the grill. Flavor was subtle/mild but went well with the natural taste of salmon. Will definitely make again. Thanks for a great recipe!
I was going to give this 3 stars. I decreased the oil to half and only marinated the salmon for about 1 hour because I didn't have time (I've read someone wrote that we should not marinate salmon more than 20 minutes or so). It wasn't too bad but it was too sour to me. Then, I had the left over for lunch next day and it was much better. The taste blended nicely and I enjoyed it much better than the night before. It wasn't "slamming" but I would make it again and I'll make sure to marinate it over night next time.
Did not change a thing . . . the salmon filets were marinading for 5 hours. I was afraid that the acid would cook the fish but it didn't. The marinade added a nice mild flavor that didn't over power the fish. It could have sat in the marinade a lot longer without compromising the texture. Good job!
Excellent. I made a couple of changes---skipped the salt because my soy sauce was quite salty. Also, I skipped the red peppers because my family isn't a big fan of too much 'heat'. The salmon got rave reviews from everyone at the table. I'll definitely make this again!
I made this like the recipe said and it came out bland. I had to bake it instead of grilling it and I think that might have been the reason. The marinade by itself smelled amazing and I couldn't wait to try. I let the salmon and marinade sit for 8 hours but for some reason the flavors didn't stick. I might give this another try over the summer and see if grilling makes a difference.
made it exactly like the recipe said. my husband LOVED this salmon recipe. He told me it was better than eating steak! lol! I enjoyed this as well! I will make this often!
OMG! This is delicious!!! I don't know why anyone wouldn't give this 5 stars, this recipe deserves 5 stars. I don't rate recipes often, but this is so good I have to. My husband isn't impressed easily, but upon first taste he wished we had made more of this salmon. We used Coho Salmon and marinated it for about 3 hours. We plan to make this again this week! Thanks for the great recipe!!
Wow. Tried this for the first time last night and it tasted great! I was pressed for time and only marinated the salmon for 30 mins. I would baste the salmon while grilling to prevent dryness. I also left out the peanut oil and green onions but it still tasted good. Best marinade ever! Thanks for sharing!
We really liked this alot even though my husband over cooked it. So if cooked a little less it would be awesome. I don't like salmon normally so to have some that i can actually eat the whole thing without gagging is a feat in itself but to make one that i actually want more at the end is a marvel. Thanks so much
Very good! Marinated for 4 hours, will marinate longer next time.
This was so delicious! I'll be sharing this recipe with everyone who will listen!
This is simply the best salmon recipe I've ever tried. Just try it. You'll like it!
This is my number one BBQ recipe for fish in the summer. Everyone raves about it and it is foolproof If I can do it, anyone can make it and look like an amazing chef. Highly recommended for guest cooking. Excellent!
We make it once a week, literally. Literally.
I don't like salmon, but this was not terrible, as salmon goes. I used fresh sockeye salmon fillets, which probably helped. We cooked this on a cedar plank, but I think I'd have liked it better directly on the grate. To me the best parts were the edges, where it got overcooked, and tasted/textured more like chicken than fish. Husband ate most of my portion and all of his too, thanks for the recipe!
Salmon was alright, but not the best as far as spices. I had to add other spices to enhance the flavor of salmon a bit.
Growing up on the shores of Lake Michagan I have eaten a lot of salmon and always looking for something new. This is it and it is awesome. I didn't change a thing and served it to my parents and they asked for the recipe too! Thanks for sharing!
We make it once a week, literally. Literally.
Delish! My husband made this yummy fish dish - He left out the peanut and sesame oils - he substituted 1 tsp olive oil for the sesame. The smell of the merinate was wonderful ( we are going to try it with other things )and the aroma from the grill was really nice! A recipe we will use over and over!
This was so delicious! I used olive oil instead of peanut. I did not marinate for very long but it still turned out perfect.
This is probably my new favorite way to make salmon. My 5 year old who "hates salmon" actually told me this was awesome!
I give this recipe 4 instead of 5 stars because I didn't love it until I added lime juice on top of my cooked salmon. I actually baked mine so that may have made a difference. But let me tell you, once I added the lime juice, I thought I was in heaven! Best fish I've ever eaten!
The flavors were amazing together. I baked it in the oven and did over bake it - I only had one fillet and it should have only gone about 15-18 at 350. These flavors on the grill would be fantastic.
I thought this was very good. I love salmon so I really enjoyed trying this out. I'll make it again.
very good. I could tell there was balsamic vinegar in it.
Family said it was the best they'd ever had!
I have made this several times, including once for my mother in-law who can really cook. Everyone has loved it.
I've made this twice, and I didn't use the peanut oil. Each time I've allowed it to marinate for 6-8 hours. It's fantastic! This recipe got rave reviews from dinner guests last night.
This was exxxxxcellent. I make salmon very often, but husband said this was the best salmon I've ever made. I needed to come up with dinner quickly and didn't have time to marinate it at all - I simply threw all the ingredients on the salmon and baked it for about 15 minutes. Next time I will plan ahead and marinate.
by far the best salmon recipe ever!
This "Slammin' Salmon" was delicious, although the fact that I loved it is a reflection of the fact that I love even plain salmon. Nonetheless, this recipe provided a delicious gourmet marinade. I wouldn't hesitate to make it again. I myself had the bad idea to cook the marinade and serve it on top of broccoli: it was horrible and went straight into the garbage. So...I conclude...this is a marinade and not a dipping sauce. Thank you Aytom for sharing your recipe.
This is an awesome recipe. I've made this twice in a week now and my wife loves it. We ran out of peanut sauce and I substituted peanut butter and also used the wine reduction idea from another reviewer, and it was excellent.
I followed the recipe exactly except putting a peanut oil. Taste was great!! This marinade goes well with tofu,too.
Fine dining quality! I reduced the marinade and pan-sauteed the salmon in olive oil. Served it with the reduction on top. Delicious!!
For the life of me could not find any balsamic vinegar so I improvised and used balsamic salad dressing that contained olive oil(omitted the oil in recipie). Marinated the salmon overnight baked in the oven. This turned out really nice will for sure make again. -CALGARYSASSYCAROL
this marinade is really great, have also used it on boneless chicken breasts.
AMAZING!!! Added extra red pepper (we love the heat) and a bit of extra brown sugar. We cut back on the lemon juice and didn't use any peanut oil. This was absolutely FANTASTIC. We doubled the recipe and cooked the extra marinade on the stovetop to thicken it up to pour it over the finished product. This recipe has been forwarded ti everyone we know and I can't wait to have it again! We actually contemplated re-making it a second night in a row just to have some more.
Incredible salmon - I followed the recipe spices specifically but changed out the peanut oil to olive oil and skilled the sesame oil, and it was still delicious. I may try 1 tablespoon of peanut butter next time to give it that peanut butter flare, as mentioned in a previous review. I also marinated it for 30 minutes. I baked mine at 400 degrees for 25 minutes (was thick salmon) with skin down, and drizzled the remaining marinade on top. It's the best I've ever had and will make this for years to come. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)
Would be great with chicken.
I have made this multiple times and is my go to fish recipe no matter what type of fish i buy I love it with thise recipe.
Eh. Ok, but not super special. grill fish next time!
Wow. This is the only way my husband likes to eat salmon. It's smokey and tangy: the flavors of the sesame oil and soy sauce really tame the 'fishy' flavors of the salmon. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I don't like fish, but this recipe is the only fish I've had that I'll eat. :) yummy!
Very Good, used olive oil instead of peanut oil because that is what I had on hand.
Wasn't crazy about this recipe; however, we baked the fish instead of grilling - and I think that the grill would have given this recipe an added dimension that would have complimented the flavors better than baking. I thought there was a lot going on flavor wise - maybe a little too much for my preference. The kids weren't that crazy about it either, but my husband did enjoy it. If I try this recipe again I will reduce some of the seasonings and definitely grill it.
Phenomenal!!! Great flavor! I used much much less oil than the recipe called for to limit the fat. I also broiled as there is a foot of snow on the ground- can't get to the grill. Delicious! My husband doesn't like salmon and loved this!
Yum! I used fresh ginger and the salmon was WONDERFUL.
This is a staple in my home. Every time we have new guests over for dinner, this is what I make. In colder months I simply bake it, as others have stated. I serve it over a bed of leafy greens, on top of some angel hair. It's SO GOOD!!!
very good recipe
Sorry this wasn't for me. I did not have peanut oil so use a little canola oil. The flavors were bland and too pungent. I will keep looking for a good salmon recipe.
i love this recipe! I left out the peanut oil all together and used olive oil. I also kicked it up a bit with the cholula hot sauce. approx 1 tbl spoon, and also added 1 t spn of cardamom ( ground) cooked it on the grill for approx 10-12 min, 6 lbs silver salmon
For all the ingredients that are in this marinade, it was surprisingly bland and lacked flavor. I followed exactly except omitted green onions. Maybe all the flavors cancelled each other out, but it in no way complemented the fresh, wild salmon that's now in season. You'd be better off with a soy/brown sugar/worcestershire marinade and leave all the other stuff out. It wasn't terrible, but I won't be making again.