Barbequed Salmon with a Spicy Sesame-Soy Glaze
This is an insanely easy dish that really tastes like you got in (an expensive) restaurant. Also, this was our first BBQ of the year! My parents and I had salmon, Mike had a steak (he hates fish!). I gave mike a taste of my salmon and he said it was “okay”; I take that as a win!
2 tbsp dijon mustard
3 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tbsp sodium reduced soy sauce
10 dashes sesame oil
½ tsp sesame seeds, toasted
4 3.5 oz Salmon fillets
– Combine the mustard, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil; mix well and then set aside.
– Place the sesame seeds in a small pan, toast over low heat until they are slightly darker.
– Spray your grill before you turn the heat on.
– Preheat your grill to 375 (or medium-high).
– Wash and pat your salmon fillets dry with a clean paper towel.
– Then spray both sides of each fillet with the cooking spray and season lightly with the salt and pepper.
– Evenly divide your soy glaze into two separate bowls and set one bowl aside.
– Evenly coat each side of the salmon fillet with the glaze. Discard this bowl after all of the fillets are glazed (it’s contaminated).
– Grill the salmon fillets for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip it over.
– Using the second bowl of glaze, liberally glaze the cooked side of the salmon, the side now facing up.
– Grill the salmon on the second side for 3 minutes.
– Take the salmon off the grill and top with the sesame seeds.
– Serve immediately.
1. The rule for barbequing salmon is to cook it for 7 minutes per inch of thickness, adjust cooking time as necessary.