An easy delicious way to grill salmon. This also reheats nicely for lunches the next day!

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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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  • Whisk together the brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, lemon pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, and garlic powder in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Grill the salmon on the preheated grill until browned and the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes on each side.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

379.8 calories; protein 34.7g 69% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 87.8mg 29% DV; sodium 1250.5mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
Excellent salmon! I really wanted to make this on the outdoor grill, but we are in the middle of a heat wave right now and it's too hot to do anything outside. So I ended up making this on the George Foreman Grill. I marinated the salmon for about 3 hours and the salmon was so tender and flavorful. I set some of the marinade aside and simmered it on the stove for a few minutes then spooned it over top the finished salmon. Delicious! Can't wait to try this on the outdoor grill. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2011
I made this and I found little of the salmon flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
Excellent salmon! I really wanted to make this on the outdoor grill, but we are in the middle of a heat wave right now and it's too hot to do anything outside. So I ended up making this on the George Foreman Grill. I marinated the salmon for about 3 hours and the salmon was so tender and flavorful. I set some of the marinade aside and simmered it on the stove for a few minutes then spooned it over top the finished salmon. Delicious! Can't wait to try this on the outdoor grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2011
I've used this technique for years. I made it for the wedding receptions of both my kids, and quickly gained the reputation for making the best Salmon in the West. A couple of tricks: I marinate the fillets in the bottom of a cooler, or in a glass baking dish in the fridge. I sprinkle each fillet with a touch of kosher salt, cover the fillets with brown sugar and drizzle soy sauce on top of the sugar. This draws the natural juices from the Salmon, and turns into a thick dark syrup after a 1/2 hour or so. I let the salmon marinate for several hours. I then quickly rinse the fillets to remove excess sugar and place on the grill flesh side down. This creates the unmistakable grill lines of charbroiled salmon. Watch carefully to not overcook. Check the ends of the fillets. Once you see the salmon has turned opaque about 1/4-1/3 of the way through, slide a couple of spatulas underneath and slide the fillet toward you and flip it away from you. Now that the skin side is down, you can allow it to BBQ as long as you need to until it is done. Once flipped I like to spread a heated mixture of spicy BBQ Sauce (like Cattle Boyz) and butter on top of the flesh as it continues to grill. NOTE: 1) try to grill pieces that are a consistent thickness. Cut thin sections off the fillets and grill them separately. 2) Do not overcook. The flakes should be somewhat translucent in the center. Overcooked salmon will be dry and lose most of its flavour. 3) I do not recommend re-using the marinade! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2011
This was a very good recipe as was noted by most who rated it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
OH MY GOSH! This is the best marinade ever! Seriously, my husband was late coming home from work and I almost ate his salmon too! I saved the marinade and threw shrimp in for the next night and that was great too! Trying chicken tonight. Added 1/4 C lemon juice because I didn't have lemon pepper. Seriously, BEST EVER! Thanks for sharing Heather!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I only had time to marinate for 15 minutes. So then I wrapped serving sizes in aluminum foil (with generous amount of marinade in there too) and put on the grill for 15 minutes. Came out great! If you try this watch and smell for burning around the 15-minute mark. if the marinade cooks off it can burn if you leave on too long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2011
I'm a chef and I was looking for something a little different to glaze my fiance's salmon. She absolutely loved this glaze. I had no problem with the flavor of the glaze going throughout the whole salmon as I was glazing the salmon frequently while it was grilling. Great glaze. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2011
This is a great simple marinate for salmon! I chose to broil it in the oven (5 minutes per side) and it turned out great! It was the perfect flavor for salmon! I used to get No-Name Salmon Filets but now there may not be the need! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2011
I know I should be eating salmon (it's a superfood!), so I've tried out many recipes on this site trying to find the best way too cook the fish. After literally years of looking, I found it! I couldn't believe that such simple ingredients--especially the dried herbs, could blend together to make such a great flavor. I followed it exactly as written. I used fresh salmon and marinated it almost 24 hours. Thanks for the great recipe, Heather! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2011
It's very full of flavor but it's a bit too sweet I also added lemon juice it was wonder full next time just down the sugar to a few teaspoons less but great recipe very tasty and easy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2011
I made this and I found little of the salmon flavour. Read More
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