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Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Let this sensational salmon perk up dinner tonight. With a super flavorful glaze that kicks you right in the taste buds, this weeknight dish is anything but boring. —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain salmon, discarding marinade in bag. Place salmon skin side down on a greased grill rack. Grill, covered, over high heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with remaining marinade.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 306 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • momofajj
    Sep 12, 2020

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  • Aquarelle
    Jul 3, 2020

    This is really excellent. I will definitely make this again.

  • Cindy
    Jun 25, 2020

    This is my favorite salmon marinade of all time. It has become my go-to anytime I grill or broil salmon, and though I haven't tried it on either meats or seafoods, I think it would go great with anything. Love it!

  • Sarah
    Aug 22, 2019

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  • cynandtom
    Jun 21, 2019

    I didn’t have any scallions, so I used dried chives. Fantastic flavor! Hubby doesn’t like salmon, but I encouraged him to give it another try, it was perfect recipe to open his mind. He really liked it! This is a definite keeper!!

  • Jody
    Jun 19, 2019

    Wow! Terrific Salmon. I don't usually leave reviews but this recipe was great. Followed recipe exactly and cooked on foil on the grill. Will definitely make again!

  • amehart
    Jun 17, 2019

    One of our favorite ways of making salmon! Been making this recipe for years and just realized I had never submitted a review. Even my husband who is not a fish eater of any kind loves this. Definitely a keeper!

  • emerred
    May 8, 2019

    this is good. i will definitely make this again!

  • bubbiesbub
    Jul 3, 2018

    I plan to make this tonight as it sounds so good and the positive reviews convinced me. However, I believe we learn from negative reviews too. Why are they not shown??? I'll rate this after dinner. Thanks.

  • randcbruns
    Apr 8, 2018

    This is a great way to make fish. The sauce is super flavorful! You can use this sauce with any fish and you will have a winning dish.