Asian Salmon on the Grill

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Dinner time was creeping up on me and I had no plan.  Only four of us would be home on that night.  Usually, when Jim is gone we have pancakes but that didn’t sound good.  I wanted something fast and easy, but different.  Inspiration came from one bag of salmon fillets in the freezer, which isn’t enough for 6 of us, but perfect for 4.  When I spied the bottle of sesame seed oil in the pantry, I knew I was on to something good.

I decided to grill the salmon in foil packets with a simple, flavorful sauce made with soy sauce and sesame seed oil.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Asian Salmon on the Grill

Asian Salmon on the Grill

Ingredients

  • 4-8 salmon fillets, thawed (I used 4, but use more if you’re feeding more people. You won’t need to double the sauce, as there will be plenty.)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place each salmon fillet in a piece of foil that is large enough to fold into a packet.
  2. Stir the soy sauce and other ingredients together. Spoon a couple tablespoons of sauce over each fillet. There will be extra sauce, which is tasty over white rice.
  3. Grill the packets on an outdoor grill for 10-15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Or bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
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I love a dinner that is so easy and speedy to make, but is so full of flavor.  And there’s something about eating salmon that just feels healthy to me.

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  1. Love this! Just put the recipe link on the blog:
    http://blog.foodonthetable.com/2010/05/grilling-tips-for-fast-and-simple-dinners/ So healthy, simple, with ingredients in your pantry. Plus, you can usually find good deals on frozen salmon.

  2. I just bought a a whole side of salmon the other day at the supermarket. YUM!!!

  3. We love salmon at our house! Love, love, love it! I have always been scared to buy the frozen bagged salmon at the store…. glad to see you trust it! We are going to have to try this!

  4. I agree, salmon just makes you feel healthy and those quick dinners are always a plus. This looks and sounds like a delicious dinner.

  5. I fixed this for dinner tonight. It was very good and really easy. We had baked potatoes and they tasted good with the broth in the packet. I also roasted some asparagus so everything went in the oven. I had never tried using sesame oil. I always thought it was too expensive,but I broke down and bought some. It smells wonderful. It really doesn’t take much so I guess it isn’t all that expensive.

  6. This is excellent! My kids loved it… and of course so did I!

  7. Loved this recipe! Have always liked salmon, but generally never went back for the leftovers. I thought I was going to have to fight my husband for the little we didn’t finish from the previous night. Very easy and very good! (even the next day)

  8. You can use coconut aminos in place of the soy….same flavor and is paleo friendly.

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