Since we enjoyed celebrating Easter with just the three of us, we decided to be a little untraditional (at least for our family) and use the grill. My husband LOVES to grill and I LOVE it when he does grill. It means I get to sit back and relax a little. We actually enjoyed our Easter dinner Saturday night and had a very easy light lunch on Sunday (Black Bean Burgers – recipe to come). I came across a marinade recipe for salmon on Pinterest (don’t you love that site?!). The salmon was amazing, and even my almost 4-year-old loved it! Although she loves fish, the last time we had salmon she wasn’t so sure about it. Because of that, I made sure we had something she would eat – grilled shrimp! This time, she ate a whole filet herself, along with the shrimp! 🙂 One thing I would change about the marinade is the oil. Salmon is such a fatty fish to begin with, so I questioned so much oil in the marinade. Against my better judgement, and to the surprise of my husband, I followed it exactly. For my taste, the salmon turned out to be too oily. The next time we have it, I think I’ll leave the oil completely out. All in all, it is a definite keeper, and by far the best salmon my husband has grilled to date! Who knows, maybe this will become a new tradition for us!
Here’s the recipe if you want to try it.
Brown Sugar Marinade for Salmon
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Season salmon with lemon pepper, garlic, and salt. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil in a bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Place salmon in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over. Let all the air out of the bag and seal. Refrigerate the marinated salmon for at least 2 hours.
My husband prefers to grill the salmon over medium heat on top of greased foil for 16-20 minutes without flipping it over.
I would love to know how your’s turns out and what you think. Enjoy!