This rich and delicious sweet and sour marinade is simply wonderful with grilled salmon, and quite easy to prepare!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 23 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium glass bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, and white wine. Stir until brown sugar has dissolved. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce; the remainder is used as a marinade.

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  • Place salmon fillets in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in marinade, seal, and turn to coat salmon. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, turning once.

  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until easily flaked with a fork. Baste with reserved sauce while grilling.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 24.5g 49% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 18.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 101.5mg 34% DV; sodium 307.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
This is great. I used olive oil instead of butter. I wanted to try to bake this, so I put the salmon in a glass baking dish skin down, poked holes in the salmon, poured the marinade over it, and then covered it with foil. I let the salmon sit at room temp. for 30 minutes. I then baked it at 375 for 20 minutes and it turned out perfectly! The marinade is really good, it was tangy and slightly sweet but not overpowering. I will make again. thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2003
Maybe the salmon was bad but this was inedible! I don't recommend it at all--sorry. Read More
(10)
235 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 142
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
This is great. I used olive oil instead of butter. I wanted to try to bake this, so I put the salmon in a glass baking dish skin down, poked holes in the salmon, poured the marinade over it, and then covered it with foil. I let the salmon sit at room temp. for 30 minutes. I then baked it at 375 for 20 minutes and it turned out perfectly! The marinade is really good, it was tangy and slightly sweet but not overpowering. I will make again. thanks for the recipe! Read More
(142)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
This was a really good recipe. I used olive oil instead of butter and grilled my salmon for about 5 minutes on my George Foreman grill. I will for sure make this often. Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
Thank you Hilda for this fabulous recipe. What a flavorful marinade. My salmon never tasted so moist and delicious. Definitely a recipe I'd use on even the most finicky fish eaters. So easy to put together - I marinaded all day for the extra flavor. Try this receipe. You won't be sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2008
This is absolutely wonderful!!! everybody loved it!!! It was the best salmon we've ever had(eating out or in). I substituted olive oil for the butter and used reduced sodium soy sauce for the soy. I will make it a staple in our house!!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
This was very good. It started sleeting right when we were going to put it on the grill so we ended up baking it in the oven for 20 minutes. It turned out great. We will make it again. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2006
A great asian-inspired marinade for salmon. I did add a clove of minced garlic to the original ingredients fearing it might have been too sweet otherwise; also cut the amount of butter in half. Turned out perfect! Read More
(22)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
Delicious and very easy! What a nice way to enhance an already tasty fish. I cooked mine by placing on a piece of aluminum foil on the grill and it was excellent. I shared this recipe with my coworkers and they loved it too. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
I don't like salmon very much but marinated overnight makes the taste unbelivable i think I ate more than my husband which is a salmon lover will do again! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2002
I replaced the butter with a Tablespoon of olive oil and used my large George Foreman grill on 400 degrees. Even my kids liked it and they don't like fish. I added some garlic and cayenne right before grilling as I like it spicy. yum! Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2003
Maybe the salmon was bad but this was inedible! I don't recommend it at all--sorry. Read More
(10)
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