Monday, June 16, 2008

Firecracker Salmon

Found a new salmon recipe we're crazy about- Firecracker Salmon, courtesy of Whole Foods. It's a lot sweeter than our normal Asian Grilled Salmon. But, delicious all the same!
Firecracker Grilled Alaskan Salmon
Serves 4

A blend of sweet and spicy, try this salmon next time you light up the grill. Since it has some sugar in the marinade, make sure to oil your grill well or wrap each fillet loosely in heavy foil and place directly on grill to avoid sticking.

4 Alaskan salmon fillets, 4–6 ounces each
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 salt (if desired)

Place salmon fillets in a glass dish(I use a zip top bag). Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over salmon. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator 4–6 hours.

Remove salmon from marinade and place on a well-oiled grill 5 inches from coals. Grill for 8–10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part. Turn halfway through cooking. (You may also wrap and seal with foil to form a packet). Cook covered, 20–25 minutes on medium-hot grill or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Info
Per Serving (170g-wt.): 260 calories (120 from fat), 14g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 29g protein, 4g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 80mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium


Cara said...

ohhh that sounds delicious. I will have to make sure to pick up some peanut oil!

Emily said...

This sounds delicious - I love sweet and spicy combos. We're having a Salmon recipe contest and awarding the creator of the best recipe with 15 Pounds of Wild Salmon - if you'd like to enter a recipe, check out the contest at