Grilled Salmon — Asian Flavor

DSCN0287DSCN0283DSCN0282DSCN0280DSCN0295This is a go to salmon when I have no idea what to make but have already purchased the salmon.  I almost always have all the ingredients in the house, it’s an Asian sort of style because of the predominant flavor of the soy sauce. The honey and mustard give it a sweet and sour kind of punch, the garlic is just always good flavor to anything. This was our meal tonite with Green Goddess dressing and a BLT salad which I have already posted on my blog. This is a great meal for 1, 2 or as many as you’d like . Recipe as is will easily be enough marinade for 4- 6 pieces of salmon. For just the two of us I buy a pound of salmon fillets with the skin on, 2 8 oz. pieces.  I marinated for about an hour but you really only need about 20 minutes for flavor to soak in.

Ingredients:

Filets of Salmon , I usually buy 1/2 lb. piece per person with skin on

Marinade:

2 Tablespoons Dijon

2 Tablespoons Honey

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

6 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:

Whisk together the ingredients above. Drizzle about 1/2 of the marinade ( depending on how many pieces you have) onto the salmon and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes.

Preheat your grill to high, then I lower the heat to about medium-high. Place the salmon skin side down on the grill; discard any marinade that the fish was sitting in. Grill for about 4-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filet. Turn carefully with a wide spatula and grill for another 4-5 minutes. The salmon may be slightly raw in the center , but don’t worry because it will keep cooking as it sits.

Transfer the fish to a plate, skin side down, and spoon the remaining marinade on top. Allow the fish to rest for app. 5 minutes before serving. We like it with the skin on but you may want to remove first before serving. This fish is delicious with rice and served warm off the grill, at room temperature and delicious the next day cold.

Now if you don’t have a grill just put in a preheated 400 degree oven and cook for about 20 minutes, skin side down .

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