Growing up I did not like any seafood of any kind. After living in Maryland for a year and a half, I learned to love crab. But I still don’t like shrimp. And I know some of you are going to give it to me good over this, but I don’t like lobster. I branched out to other types of fish and recently fell in love with Salmon. Deeply in love with salmon. Head over heels in love with salmon. I am enjoying trying out methods preparing and cooking this wonderful fish. So when I came upon this pin, it just called to me. The pin says, “Soy Sauce & Brown Sugar Salmon Marinade. Wrap it in foil and bake at 425° for approx. 15 minutes. Moist and delicious.”.
It kind of baffled me because the pin said to wrap it in foil, but the salmon in the picture had grill marks. Maybe it was grilled after baking? When I made this, I was a little disappointed when I opened the foil packet after baking and could understand wanting to grill it. It was sort of pale and icky looking. Then I flipped the salmon over and found that each slice had a beautiful caramelized crust on bottom.
The time for baking really depends on how big a slice of salmon you are using. Next time I would use bigger slices of salmon. My whole family liked it, and felt there was not enough. I should have made bigger slices and MORE of them! The original pin is from allrecipes.com and calls for grilling. Baking it in a foil packet is an idea that came from one of the comments. I am confident it would be delicious either way. If you are looking for an easy to prepare and cook salmon, this is a solid recipe. It is simple and it’s presentation is elegant. Give it a try!
This Pin Rocks!
- 1½ pounds salmon fillets
- lemon pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- salt to taste
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
- Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag, pour soy sauce mixture over fish, seal, and turn to coat.Marinate for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat grill for medium heat.
- Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Wrap it in foil and bake at 425° for approx. 15 minutes.
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