Barbecued Brown Sugar and Soy Salmon

    2 hours 25 minutes

    A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, is the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 5 tablespoons water
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 700g salmon fillet
    • chives and lemon slices, for garnish

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hours marinating  ›  Ready in:2hours25min 

    1. In a small bowl, stir together lemon zest, garlic, pepper, soy sauce, sugar, water and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a bowl with the marinade, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    2. Preheat barbecue for medium heat.
    3. Lightly oil cooking grate. Place salmon on the preheated barbecue, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with chopped chives and lemon slices, if desired.

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    made it myself and I'm 13! really love the flavour and texture, beautiful would definitely cook it again.  -  19 Jun 2017


    I have one thing that I do every time I cook salmon. I always make a little foil packet for each fillet and close it up, leaving a little room for air to circulate inside. If you bake the foil packets on a cookie sheet at 425 for about 15 minutes (slightly longer depending on number of fillets), the salmon cooks to perfection every time! This is a great recipe to use when preparing salmon in foil packets... it poaches gently in its on juices and always comes out so tender and delicious!  -  28 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband really liked this one. I used 1/3 c. lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. black pepper instead of the lemon pepper. I cut the soy sauce to 1/4 c. to lesson the salt flavor and used only 1 T. olive oil to cut calories. I also sprayed the grill plate with olive oil to keep the salmon from sticking. Turned out wonderfully.  -  26 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)