This glaze is really wonderful on salmon, but equally delicious on swordfish, halibut, tuna, or any other firm, full-flavored fish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 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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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Season salmon fillets with salt.

  • Place salmon on the preheated grill; cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

  • Combine water, rice vinegar, brown sugar, chile paste, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  • Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until barely thickened, about 2 minutes.

  • Sprinkle basil on top of salmon; spoon glaze over basil.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 48.4g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 100mg; sodium 519.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
OMG!!! Soooo yummy! I have to tell you that I did not use all the ginger or all the chile paste it called for---maybe only half of each---and even then I thought it was going to be so spicy that I couldn't serve it! And I even added a little bit more water to the pan before it was reduced. But I was so wrong! I kept going back to put a little bit more on my fish. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Costco just got in their Wild Fresh Copper River Salmon at a paltry $9.99 per pound! I grilled up a little less than a pound for the two of us, and we ate it all. I went easy on the sauce for my hubby, but I added a whole bunch more for myself--kept going back for more. I just may have to go get more salmon because I'm not done eating this stuff! EDIT: I sauteed pounded down boneless skinless breasts in olive oil with a little butter and made this sauce for it. At the very end of the sauce, I put in about a teaspoon of butter to swirl around. We literally licked our plates! So very very yummy! Talk about an easy meal to fix! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2013
Pretty good but its the typical sauce for salmon found on this website but with the addition of hot chile paste. Don't get me wrong it's good and worth a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
OMG!!! Soooo yummy! I have to tell you that I did not use all the ginger or all the chile paste it called for---maybe only half of each---and even then I thought it was going to be so spicy that I couldn't serve it! And I even added a little bit more water to the pan before it was reduced. But I was so wrong! I kept going back to put a little bit more on my fish. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Costco just got in their Wild Fresh Copper River Salmon at a paltry $9.99 per pound! I grilled up a little less than a pound for the two of us, and we ate it all. I went easy on the sauce for my hubby, but I added a whole bunch more for myself--kept going back for more. I just may have to go get more salmon because I'm not done eating this stuff! EDIT: I sauteed pounded down boneless skinless breasts in olive oil with a little butter and made this sauce for it. At the very end of the sauce, I put in about a teaspoon of butter to swirl around. We literally licked our plates! So very very yummy! Talk about an easy meal to fix! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2012
Very yummy. I made mistake of using cider vinegar which is lot sourer even diluted with apple juice. would work lot better with rice wine vinegar which I will use next time but still was delicious. I had with rice and a side salad. I cooked my salmon on a cast iron pan pre heated in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
This was amazing. I baked the salmon since I dont have the grill and I didnt have soy sauce either but the glaze came out delicious. I made mashed potatoes from scratch and steemed asparagus topped with salt and pepper. It was delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
This was THE BEST salmon I've ever had. I used Sriracha chili sauce and it was VERY SPICY but delicious. I also baked my salmon at 450 for about 20-25 minutes (it was frozen) and added a little honey to the sauce. Served with fried rice sugar snap peas and the Japanese zucchini and onions recipe found on this site. Gourmet quality meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
Delicious! I cooked the salmon in the oven and followed the recipe for the sauce to the letter. It was so good that my husband told me he would wash the dishes even though he worked overtime. I know it's just so he can sneak more of the salmon and the wonderful sauce! I imagine that grilled salmon is even better. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2013
This is the first time I write a review although I have found hundreds of fantastic recipes on this site. This was the fastest easiest most delicious one yet and I had all ingredients on hand and did it according to the chef. A gem of a recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2013
So simple yet so delicious. This glaze is restaraunt quality. I always pan sear my salmon used evoo sea salt and fresh ground pepper. I sauted on both sides for about 4 minutes each. I only used 2 cloves of garlic and about 1 tablespoon of ginger (i love ginger). I was concerned it would be too hot with the chilli paste but the rice vinegar tones it down considerablly so next time I'll use the correct amount. Made with parmesan asparagus (recipe also from this site). This took approximately 35 minutes to find recipe prepare and eat really. So good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
What a fantastic marinade for quality wild fresh caught salmon. We didn't want to use anything that would over power the great taste of our fish. This was just the right marinade. I used the sambal oelek chili paste it is a regular in our household. I did cut the ginger down just our preference. We will be using this marinade often so great tasting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2012
Made the glaze exactly as written but I put the salmon in the oven. The spicy sweet flavor of the glaze is a fabulous accompaniment to the salmon. I did let the glaze reduce more than 2 minutes--more like 5 or 6. We loved this and I will make again. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2013
Pretty good but its the typical sauce for salmon found on this website but with the addition of hot chile paste. Don't get me wrong it's good and worth a try. Read More
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