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Grilled Salmon with Honey-Soy Marinade

Grilled Salmon with Honey-Soy Marinade
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8

This is your go-to grilled salmon recipe. With just 5 minutes of prep and a marinade made of equal parts honey, soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar and butter, you’ll never use another recipe to make your grilled salmon. ...MORE+ LESS-


tablespoon packed brown sugar
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
tablespoon honey
tablespoon soy sauce
clove garlic, finely chopped
large salmon fillet (about 2 lb), cut into 8 pieces


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  • 1
    In small bowl, mix all ingredients except salmon.
  • 2
    In shallow glass or plastic dish, place salmon. Pour marinade over salmon. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 1 hour.
  • 3
    Heat coals or gas grill. Remove salmon from marinade; reserve marinade. Place salmon, skin side down, on grill. Cover and grill over medium heat 10 to 20 minutes, brushing 2 or 3 times with marinade, until salmon flakes easily with fork. Discard any remaining marinade.

Expert Tips

  • To remove skin from cooked fish, grab skin from tail end with tongs or fingers and gently peel off.
  • Buying Fish: • Flesh should be shiny, firm and spring back when touched. Avoid fish with dark edges or brown and yellowish discoloration. • The contents should smell fresh and mild, not fishy or like ammonia.
  • Salmon has a medium-firm texture and a full flavor.
  • If the coals are too hot, spread them out or close the air vents halfway. For a gas or electric grill, use a lower burner setting.
  • If the coals are too cool, move them closer together and knock off the ashes by tapping them with long-handled tongs, or open the air vents. For a gas or electric grill, use a higher setting.
  • Setting up grill for direct heat: For a charcoal grill, evenly spread hot, white coals over firebox of grill. For gas grill, heat all burners on high for 10-15 minutes; then reduce heat as needed.
  • Marinate fish no longer than 30 minutes. Fish will become mushy if it is in an acid marinade longer than that.
  • The salmon can also be marinated and broiled instead of grilled.
  • Fish generally takes about 10 minutes to grill for each inch of thickness. Add more time if the fillet is thicker; if you are grilling two thinner pieces, grill the fish for slightly less time.
  • Here's a timetable for organizing a progressive dinner. Start with appetizers at the first house at 6 p.m., salad and main course at the second house at 8 p.m. and dessert at the third house about 10 p.m.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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