Salmon with Wine Marinade

    8 hours 30 minutes

    A full bodied wine is best for this salmon marinade, such as Shiraz. It needs to marinate overnight for best flavour.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) hot water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) Shiraz wine
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/3 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • 900g salmon fillets
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons cold water

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hours marinating  ›  Ready in:8hours30min 

    1. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar in the hot water until dissolved. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag and mix in wine, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic and lemon pepper. Place salmon in the bag, seal and marinate 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil the barbecue grate. Reserving marinade, place salmon on the grill and cook 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until easily flaked with a fork.
    4. Transfer reserved marinade to a pot. Dissolve the cornflour in cold water. Bring the marinade to a boil, and stir in cornflour mixture to thicken. Serve over the salmon or on the side as a dipping sauce.

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    I put this all together last night after I got off work and DH grilled it tonight. What a super easy recipe and I just happened to have some Shiraz wine in the house (as DH belongs to a wine club). I think any good "red" wine would be fine, but who knows for sure. Why mess with "perfection"!! DH called me at work to tell me how "perfect" this dish was. He absolutely loved it and he is the one that gave it this rating. Thanks for a super easy, tasty dish. Make sure you do the "dip" part, i.e. thickening of the marinade. DH says it was totally awesome even without, but loved it even more with the "dip".  -  10 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I make this every time we have salmon. We haven't found a better marinade yet!! I skip the lemon pepper only because it's such a small amount that you don't even notice it's in there. And I have found that if I try to mix the corn starch in cold water before the marinade is doesn't thicken the sauce like it should. I place the salmon on a bed of rice and pour the sauce over top, it's excellent!!  -  08 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this last week and my family is already asking for it again. My daughter ate most of mine and my husband is only a minor fan of Salmon - both loved it. I did cut the soy sauce in 1/2 and used a low sodium soy sauce because several had said too salty - other than that I followed the recipe.  -  10 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)