The Salmon Recipe that Turned my Kids into Fish Lovers
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An easy 4-ingredient marinade that makes salmon on the grill sweet and caramelized.
Cuisine: Asian American
Serves: serves 6
  • ¼ cup of Mirin
  • ¼ cup of Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • 1.5 pounds of salmon, either cut into 4 inch pieces for kebabs or left as steaks
  1. Combine the mirin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Whisk with a fork until all the sugar is combined. Pour over the salmon. Marinate for 24 hours. You can marinate for less time but the flavor will not be as sweet and delicious.
  2. If doing kebabs, thread onto wooden skewers that you have pre-soaked. Leave ½ inch of space between pieces.
  3. Grill for 10 minutes total. First 5 minutes on the flesh side if using steaks. Then finish on the skin side for another 5 minutes. If using kebabs, just do 2.5 minutes a side.
  4. We like our salmon a little underdone. USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for salmon, measured in the thickest part of the filet or kebab chunk.
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