Fast Salmon with a Ginger Glaze

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This glaze is really wonderful on salmon, but equally delicious on swordfish, halibut, tuna, or any other firm, full-flavored fish.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Season salmon fillets with salt.
  3. Place salmon on the preheated grill; cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Combine water, rice vinegar, brown sugar, chile paste, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until barely thickened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle basil on top of salmon; spoon glaze over basil.

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OMG!!! Soooo yummy! I have to tell you that I did not use all the ginger or all the chile paste it called for---maybe only half of each---and even then I thought it was going to be so spicy that I couldn't serve it! And I even added a little bit more water to the pan before it was reduced. But I was so wrong! I kept going back to put a little bit more on my fish. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Costco just got in their Wild Fresh Copper River Salmon at a paltry $9.99 per pound! I grilled up a little less than a pound for the two of us, and we ate it all. I went easy on the sauce for my hubby, but I added a whole bunch more for myself--kept going back for more. I just may have to go get more salmon because I'm not done eating this stuff! EDIT: I sauteed pounded down boneless skinless breasts in olive oil with a little butter and made this sauce for it. At the very end of the sauce, I put in about a teaspoon of butter to swirl around. We literally licked our plates! So very very yummy! Talk about an easy meal to fix!



Very yummy. I made mistake of using cider vinegar which is lot sourer, even diluted with apple juice. would work lot better with rice wine vinegar which I will use next time but still was delicious. I had with rice and a side salad. I cooked my salmon on a cast iron pan pre heated in the oven.

petite chef adriana

petite chef adriana

This was amazing. I baked the salmon since I dont have the grill and I didnt have soy sauce either but the glaze came out delicious. I made mashed potatoes from scratch and steemed asparagus topped with salt and pepper. It was delicious!!!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 377 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 48.4 g
  • 97%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 616 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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