Easy Recipe for BBQ Salmon
A good, basic recipe for BBQ salmon
is something every recipe box should have. This one takes just a few minutes
to prepare before you can pop the fish onto the barbecue, and it uses simple
ingredients that most people will have readily available at home. It has a
touch of sweetness that goes really well with the barbecued salmon.
What You Need
- 2 lb salmon fillet
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Lemon wedges, for garnish
Preparing the Salmon
- Rinse the salmon under cold, running water and pat dry thoroughly.
- Rub the salmon with the salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon zest.
- Combine the water, lemon juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and olive oil and
stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.
- Place the seasoned fish and the marinade together in a big ziplock bag.
Turn to coat, then marinate in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade, and gently shake to remove excess.
Discard the used marinade.
Barbecuing the Salmon
- Set up the barbecue for indirect heat.
- Preheat the BBQ to medium-high heat (around 375-400 degrees F).
- Grease the cooking grate.
- Barbecue the salmon for about 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or
until the fish flakes easily. Turn once during cooking.
Variations: add a handful or two of alder wood chips
to the hot coals to add flavor, or grill the fish on a
cedar or alder plank.
Serve immediately with lemon wedges for garnish. If you prefer, this
recipe for BBQ salmon can also be cooked in foil for easier handling (or
use a BBQ fish grill basket). Check
out some side dishes for BBQ
to go with your meal, as well as some general tips on how to
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as well as
some of our favorite barbecue recipes
. We barbecue with a charcoal grill
in an outdoor kamado-style cooker called The Big Green Egg
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