I was looking for a new way to grill salmon a while back and came across this recipe via a google search. It is now our go-to way to marinate and grill salmon. I love it because you only need to let it marinate for 15 min! With only 2 ingredients for the marinade, it’s simple but full of flavor. The maple syrup gives it a sweet, crispy crust. We like to eat this broken up in pieces over salad or served with rice and a veggie.
- 4 salmon filets (about 8 ounces each)
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- vegetable oil or spray for the grill
- FOR THE GLAZE:
- 2 T. soy sauce
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- Place the salmon in a dish.
- Measure the soy sauce and maple syrup. Stir together then pour over the fish.
- Place in the fridge and let marinate for 15 minutes.
- MAKE THE GLAZE: Pour the soy sauce and maple syrup into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer for a couple minutes to thicken up into a glaze. Set aside 2 T. of the glaze.
- Heat the grill to high heat.
- Grease the grill so the salmon doesn't stick by wiping down the grill grates with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil (use tongs).
- Place the salmon on the grill. Cook for about 3-3½ minutes. Brush some glaze over the top.
- Carefully, flip the salmon over, brush with more of the glaze and cook for an additional 3-3½ minutes. Salmon should have a nice crust but not flake to easily. If it flakes easily, it is a bit overcooked.
- Remove from the grill & drizzle the reaming 2 T. over the top of the salmon and serve.
Recipe Source: adapted from Cooking for Engineers