Delicious, easy grilled salmon

July 7, 2015

Healthy MealsMade SimpleIt’s really not so hard to eat healthy, and it’s pleasurable, too.  When I saw King salmon on sale the other day I had an idea for a delicious, easy grilled salmon meal.  So I bought a slab big enough for two.

Use low-sodium soy sauce

Use low-sodium soy sauce

From the refrigerator I took out low-sodium soy sauce. Then I grabbed some of this:

Ok, I didn't use fresh. I used the frozen squares.

Ok, I didn’t use fresh. I used the frozen.

We like a lot of garlic, so I  mushed it into the soy sauce. Yes, I was making a tasty Asian-style marinade.

ginger_spiceI then added ginger. You can shave off some fresh, use the tube ginger or powdered. I stopped there, but you can add a little mirin. Or you can use miso instead of soy sauce. What I love about this is that you can go into your pantry and fridge and use whatever is there.

I mushed it all together and refrigerated it overnight so the flavors would meld. No, I didn’t heat it up or anything. In the morning, I put the salmon into a square glass dish and poured the marinade over it, then put the fish flesh down in the pan.  It marinated all day, until we were ready to grill it.


This was our salmon.

43OE0It was quite tasty. Serve it over: cooked asparagus, cooked broccoli, garlic mashed potatoes or cauliflower, cooked carrots. Use lots of veggies and it’s an uber-healthy meal.

Got any ideas for salmon recipes you’d share?

17 comments on “Delicious, easy grilled salmon
  1. We try to eat fish at least once a week. Sometimes salmon (yours looks yummy!) and also we’ve come to love basa and char in recent years.

    We cheat on the marinade by using Trader Joe’s “Soy Vay” – an Asian marinade low in salt and high in flavor, and add fresh garlic. Yummy and delish.

    • PatU says:

      I read somewhere that Basa is not such a good thing to buy as most of it is farmed in Viet Nam in sketchy conditions. I avoid all fish and seafood from Asia, as much as I hate passing up on those BIG shrimp from Costco.

  2. penpen says:

    i start with the same soy-and-garlic base and add a little honey.
    thanks for the Soy-Vay tip. nothing like making cooking-life even easier.

  3. Ryder Ziebarth says:

    I had a piece marinated and brushed with sweet chili sauce, and it was absolutely delicious.

  4. Carol Graham says:

    Our son-in-law caught 4 large Kings and gave us one. I cooked it the same as your except I added orange and lemon slices. The flavor is beautiful and the fruit slices are so good as well.

  5. I just had a salmon the other night that had been marinated in buttermilk and cilantro then pan seared and finished in an oven. It was served on top of purple potatoes and lightly braised celery in a maple syrup-based sauce whisked with the remaining buttermilk. OMG! It was like eating a slice of Heaven! I love Salmon!!! Gotta try this!

  6. I love salmon and I’m now hungry!

  7. Amy says:

    Sounds good! We whip up a maple syrup/brown sugar glaze to put on ours. It’s yummy. Most of the time, though, I use basics like salt, pepper, onion power, and garlic powder.

  8. PatU says:

    It’s great to be able to buy wild caught salmon in season! King Salmon on sale? Lucky you! If I buy farm raised salmon, I only buy the organic ones to avoid the GMO stuff they feed them.

    I love a simple grilled salmon served with mango salsa.

    Also, I keep big pots of herbs going out back. I can choose from basil, oregano, thyme, mint, parsley and rosemary to make an infused oil to flavor up my grilled fish and meats. I’ll add some finely minced garlic and shallots, too.

  9. Ooh, that looks so yummy. I like the idea of “healthy” and “simple!”

  10. Carolann says:

    Salmon is one fish I actually like! I’ll have to give this one a try. Looks every so yummy!

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