Barbecue Salmon

    1 hour 23 min

    Sweet and tangy salmon fillets are barbecued to perfection. The marinade is made simply from butter, sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice and white wine. Serve with a side salad.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 50g butter, melted
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons white wine
    • 575g salmon fillets

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr23min 

    1. In a medium glass bowl, mix together the melted butter, dark brown soft sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice and white wine. Stir until dark brown soft sugar has dissolved. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce; the remainder is used as a marinade.
    2. 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.
    3. Preheat outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat.
    4. Lightly oil cooking grate. Place salmon on barbecue and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until easily flaked with a fork. Baste with reserved sauce while barbecueing.

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    The salmon can also be cooked under the grill.

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    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!  -  06 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  06 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  04 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)