I looked for a recipe for glazed salmon and didn't find one that used the ingredients I had on hand. So I threw together what I had and came up with this tangy, spicy sweet marinade that adds flavor, but doesn't mask the flavor of the salmon. My kids and sister loved it. They said it was better than 'restaurant salmon' It's great served with wild rice and stir fried veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place salmon in a shallow, flat dish, and set aside. Combine the vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce, water, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, cilantro, and brown sugar in a blender. Blend until brown sugar dissolves. Pour the marinade over the salmon to cover evenly. Cover the dish, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

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  • Line a broiling pan with foil. Remove salmon from marinade, and place on prepared broiling pan; season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer remaining marinade to a saucepan.

  • Turn on broiler to low.

  • Broil salmon about 6 inches from the heat for 5 minutes; brush with remaining marinade. Broil an additional 5 to 10 minutes, brushing 2 or 3 more times with additional marinade. Salmon is done when fish is no longer bright red and can be flaked with a fork.

  • Meanwhile, cook the remaining marinade over low heat until it thickens and reduces by one-third, 5 to 10 minutes. Use cooked marinade as a dipping sauce or drizzle over salmon just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 25.1g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fat 18.8g; cholesterol 77.1mg; sodium 664.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
One small change: baked slightly covered at 350 F for 20 minutes then uncovered for an additional 10 min. (too afraid to broil fish). Turned out PERFECTand is a definite keeper for my family! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
I doubled the red pepper and excluded the salt & cilantro b/c I abhor cilantro & rarely use salt. I'm not sure that broiling would be my first choice as the fish came out a bit tough. However I don't have a broiler with a low setting only an oven with a broil setting. For that circumstance I'd suggest 10 min or less total cooking time. I think it might worl well on a grill as well. The marinade was excellent & I'm thinking of trying it with beef or other fish as well. Dirtying a blender is unnecessary. I got a whisk & was able to dissolve the sugar in the bowl I mixed it in in just a minute. Read More
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143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 112
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
One small change: baked slightly covered at 350 F for 20 minutes then uncovered for an additional 10 min. (too afraid to broil fish). Turned out PERFECTand is a definite keeper for my family! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
This recipe is delish! I added a dash of extra red chili flakes because we like spice. Served with carrots and rice and it was definitely a hit. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2007
Great recipe! Not too heavy but enough for an evening meal. We served it with egg noodles in a stir fry with springs onions. Added a hint of tabasco as well to give it a little kick as didn't have any red pepper flakes. I did find it difficult however to get the right balance between the soy sauce and the red wine vinegar - one kept overpowering the other but the tabasco did seem to offset this. Nonetheless a great recipe perfect for salmon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
My family loved this simple salmon recipe. The glaze gave the salmon excellent flavor without being overpowering. I only needed to cook my salmon 10 minutes total so be sure to keep an eye on it. I added glaze at 5 7 and 9 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
Yum Yum! I don't usually like fish but this was really good. The leftovers are even better too as they've had more time to marinate in the sauce. I personally didn't notice the red pepper at all. Mine turned out really sweet but that may be because I used dark brown sugar and not light and I didn't have any red wine vinegar (nor did the store) so I used red wine instead. This is a very easy recipe too just prepare ahead of time and pop it in the oven when you get home. I had mine with mac'n'cheese. Not very classy but yummy and pretty good for a college student;) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
I doubled the red pepper and excluded the salt & cilantro b/c I abhor cilantro & rarely use salt. I'm not sure that broiling would be my first choice as the fish came out a bit tough. However I don't have a broiler with a low setting only an oven with a broil setting. For that circumstance I'd suggest 10 min or less total cooking time. I think it might worl well on a grill as well. The marinade was excellent & I'm thinking of trying it with beef or other fish as well. Dirtying a blender is unnecessary. I got a whisk & was able to dissolve the sugar in the bowl I mixed it in in just a minute. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2007
Made this w/ King Salmon..Yummo! I added a little maple syrup (the real kind) & additional brown sugar. (The soy smelled overpowering until I did that.) This would also be great grilled too. It's a keeper but can be altered to suit tastes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
We tried this with Tilapia we've never really made fish before so didn't know what to expect. My husband really liked it I thought it was great right out of the oven but after a few bites didn't care for it very much at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
This was delicious! Quick and easy to prepare and the marinade is fantastic. I did use fresh garlic as suggested by another reviewer and used the leftover sauce for bread dipping. Huge hit at my house and will keep this at the top of my repeat list. Read More
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