Firecracker Salmon

Firecracker Salmon

Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ Inc.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
501 Calories
36g Fat
4g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 501
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 837mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 716mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This salmon is marinated in an Asian-style mixture with just enough spice and heat to give it a little kick. Perfect for any occasion and a great way to spice up a healthy choice. Serve with grilled vegetables, brown rice, or quinoa.


  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon steaks or fillets

For the Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) peanut oil, or vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) green onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon(15 milliliters) sambalchile paste, or 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) sesame oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 1/2 milliliters) salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl until sugar and salt have dissolved.

  2. Place salmon in a large resealable bag (or two, if needed).

  3. Pour marinade mixture over top, making sure fish is well coated.

  4. Force all the air from the bag and seal.

  5. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.

  6. Preheat grill for medium high heat.

  7. Make sure to oil the grill grates well before grilling fish. This will keep the fish from breaking during the cooking process.

  8. Remove fish from bag and place on a hot grill.

  9. Brush liberally with some of the marinade and discard the rest.

  10. Cook over a high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until done (between 145 F and 150 F). Time might vary because of the thickness of the fish.

  11. Once fish has cooked, remove from grill and serve with your favorite sides.

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