Firecracker Grilled Salmon

A blend of sweet and spicy, try this easy marinated salmon next time you light up the grill. Since it has some sugar in the marinade, make sure to oil your grill well or wrap each fillet loosely in heavy foil and place directly on grill to avoid sticking.


4 Alaskan salmon fillets, 4–6 ounces each
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1½ teaspoons brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
½ teaspoon red chili flakes (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon salt (if desired)


Place salmon fillets in a glass dish. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over salmon. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator 4–6 hours.

Remove salmon from marinade and place on a well-oiled grill 5 inches from coals. Grill for 8–10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part. Turn halfway through cooking. (You may also wrap and seal with foil to form a packet). Cook covered, 20–25 minutes on medium-hot grill or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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