The Best Grilled Salmon

The Best Grilled Salmon

  • Course

    Main

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Serves

    4
Chef’s notes

This simple honey and soy marinade complements rich, fatty salmon and caramelizes to perfection on the grill. It’s an easy and delicious meal that the whole family will appreciate. This is the only grilled salmon recipe you need.

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup ponzu or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onion

Also works with

Any skin-on fish filet

Special equipment

Grill

Preparation

  1. Make the grilled salmon marinade by whisking together the soy sauce, water, honey, ginger, and rice wine vinegar. Pour over the salmon filets in a resealable bag and marinate for 30 minutes to one hour at room temperature.
  2. Pull the fish out of the marinade and pat very dry. Coat the entire fish with a small amount of oil before grilling.
  3. Pour the reserved marinade in a small pot and boil for 3-5 minutes, or until it coats the back of a spoon to make a glaze.
  4. While the fish is marinating, get charcoal very hot or set the grill to high heat. When you’re ready to cook, lay the salmon skin-side down and brush with the glaze. Cover the grill with a lid and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the fish is three fourths of the way cooked through. Brush with the glaze again, then flip. Cook for another minute to let the topside char, then carefully remove from the grill. The fish should flake easily with a fork.
  5. Serve immediately with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.
Chef’s notes

This simple honey and soy marinade complements rich, fatty salmon and caramelizes to perfection on the grill. It’s an easy and delicious meal that the whole family will appreciate. This is the only grilled salmon recipe you need.

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup ponzu or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onion

Also works with

Any skin-on fish filet

Special equipment

Grill

Preparation

  1. Make the grilled salmon marinade by whisking together the soy sauce, water, honey, ginger, and rice wine vinegar. Pour over the salmon filets in a resealable bag and marinate for 30 minutes to one hour at room temperature.
  2. Pull the fish out of the marinade and pat very dry. Coat the entire fish with a small amount of oil before grilling.
  3. Pour the reserved marinade in a small pot and boil for 3-5 minutes, or until it coats the back of a spoon to make a glaze.
  4. While the fish is marinating, get charcoal very hot or set the grill to high heat. When you’re ready to cook, lay the salmon skin-side down and brush with the glaze. Cover the grill with a lid and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the fish is three fourths of the way cooked through. Brush with the glaze again, then flip. Cook for another minute to let the topside char, then carefully remove from the grill. The fish should flake easily with a fork.
  5. Serve immediately with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.
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The Best Grilled Salmon

Recipe by: Danielle Prewett
The Best Grilled Salmon
  • Course

    Main

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Serves

    4
Chef’s notes

This simple honey and soy marinade complements rich, fatty salmon and caramelizes to perfection on the grill. It’s an easy and delicious meal that the whole family will appreciate. This is the only grilled salmon recipe you need.

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup ponzu or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onion

Also works with

Any skin-on fish filet

Special equipment

Grill

Preparation

  1. Make the grilled salmon marinade by whisking together the soy sauce, water, honey, ginger, and rice wine vinegar. Pour over the salmon filets in a resealable bag and marinate for 30 minutes to one hour at room temperature.
  2. Pull the fish out of the marinade and pat very dry. Coat the entire fish with a small amount of oil before grilling.
  3. Pour the reserved marinade in a small pot and boil for 3-5 minutes, or until it coats the back of a spoon to make a glaze.
  4. While the fish is marinating, get charcoal very hot or set the grill to high heat. When you’re ready to cook, lay the salmon skin-side down and brush with the glaze. Cover the grill with a lid and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the fish is three fourths of the way cooked through. Brush with the glaze again, then flip. Cook for another minute to let the topside char, then carefully remove from the grill. The fish should flake easily with a fork.
  5. Serve immediately with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.