Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Grilled Salmon with Maple Ginger Glaze

I love grilling salmon, it holds up well on the grill and cooks fast, making it perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. I cook salmon year round, and this is one of my favorite 'fall' ways of preparing it, the maple and balsamic gives the fish a rich savory flavor that's perfect for this time of year.

serves 4


1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste 
1 -2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 lb side of salmon, skin on, boned and cut into fourths
vegetable oil for oiling grill grate

Heat grill to medium high heat
Generously coat grill grate with vegetable oil using a folded paper towel and long tongs.
In a small pan, mix together the first six ingredients and heat to a low simmer until glaze thickens, about 8 minutes.
Brush salmon with olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper.
Grill salmon flesh side down for 3-4 minutes, carefully turn and grill flesh side down for 3-4 minutes, being careful not to over cook.
Drizzle glaze over fish and serve.

Make it a meal and serve over a bed of wild rice pilaf and steamed broccoli.


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