I picked up this beautiful 1.5 lb salmon fillet at the market and decided to try something new. Normally, when I have a nice fillet, I just throw it on the grill with some lemon pepper and onions, but I didn’t want the same ol’ last night.
I found a couple of recipes that looked good, and then did my variation on it.
I decided to marinate the meat for a couple of hours – since one recipe said to do that – an then after, I put the marinade in a pan and thickened it a little so that I had a nice glaze. It turned out very, very well, and we all loved it and wished I’d bought more of the salmon when it was on sale!
Hope you enjoy!
This can be made in the oven or on the grill. I grilled mine.
- 1.5lb salmon fillet
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (I just used equivalent liquid sucralose)
- 3 Tbls Mirin
- 1/2 tsp ginger paste (from the squeezie tube)
- 1 heaping Tblsp minced garlic
- Black pepper
- Non-stick spray.
Cut the fillet into 4 somewhat equal size pieces, and put it in a gallon size Ziploc bag.
Mix together all the other ingredients except spray, and pour over the fish. Make sure it’s well coated and seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Let sit about 2 hours.
To keep my bbq clean, I put the fish, skin side down, on a piece of tin foil that I sprayed with the non-stick spray, then using my pepper mill, added a little cracked pepper to the top.
Pour the marinade into a small cooking pot and warm over low heat. I threw in a little xanthan gum to thicken (since I didn’t use real sugar that would turn to syrup) making a glaze
These fillets took about 15 min on medium heat on the grill. Probably about 15 min at 350 in the oven. I never, ever want to overcook my salmon, so keep an eye on it, and pull it out as soon as it flakes when poked with a fork.
Halfway through cooking, I basted the fish with the cooked marinade.
When it was done and plated, I spooned a little glaze over each piece and sprinkled with sesame seeds. I served it with Chinese fried rice and a chopped veggie salad with a very light Asian dressing.
This one’s a winner!