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Double K Grilled Salmon Recipe

Double K Grilled Salmon Recipe

There’s a little story behind the name of my favorite salmon recipe: When my husband, Kevin, and I couldn’t find a spicy teriyaki-style marinade to our liking, we created one in and named it Double K—for Krista and Kevin. Every time we make this flavorful fish, we get asked how we do it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 salmon fillet (2 pounds)


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Pour 3/4 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add salmon. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 hour, turning occasionally. Set aside remaining marinade for basting.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Place salmon skin side down on rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Brush with reserved marinade. Grill or broil 15-20 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 246 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Double K Grilled Salmon

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PghMomof2 User ID: 5943959 237081
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"My favorite way to prepare salmon! And my 5 year old loves it too, so thats a double-win!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 233471
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"This is a most enjoyable recipe. It has the perfect balance of Sweet, and Sassy with a hint of Heat. I only had sweetened Pineapple juice so I backed away from some of the Brown sugar. I felt that the extra sweetness was tamed down with the use of all of the remaining ingredients. Everyone had a say in creating this lovely marinade.

I think that Dijon mustard would be a very nice addition.
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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 232560
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"I made this recipe last night for dinner and was not disappointed! I always have all of these ingredients on hand, and it came together in no-time at all. Very flavorful! I will definitely make this again. The leftovers were also wonderful served over some leafy greens for a nice light salad."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 232529
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It was easy to prepare and absolutely delicious...we can't wait to make it again!"

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 152302
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Wonderful flavor and easy to make. FAmily loved it"

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 152301
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013 Edited Nov. 16, 2013


cynandtom User ID: 2224843 150542
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013 Edited Nov. 16, 2013

"This salmon was delicious! Salmon is not my favorite and my husband even less so; but with all the health benefits, I am trying to incorporate it more. This was one of the best we have had and is a go to.

I am not a big fan of vinegar, so I replaced it with dijon mustard, which I like with salmon. Also, we turned the fish halfway through cooking."

s_pants User ID: 174050 166877
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I couldn't taste any spiciness which was good for my kids (who ate it up!). We all thought it was really good though. If I were to make it just for adults, I would increase the hot sauce."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 208898
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"very very good!!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 95684
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"very good! I baked this"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 170129
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"The only way I will grill salmon now. Would not change a thing on the marinade."

calliefrank User ID: 2499003 165265
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"This recipe is amazing! The only complaint by my family was that I didn't make enough. The flavor is fantastic, and the fish comes out tender. I will definitely be making this time and time again."

mperszyk User ID: 1334212 68071
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I cooked this on the stove since I didn't want to mess with the grill. The marinade is so yummy, I'll be trying it with pork and chicken next!"

lburkhalter User ID: 4560207 170128
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"Loved this recipe. Made it over the Memorial Day weekend. I think this marinade would be good with pork or chicken, too. I didn't change a thing."

jesi410 User ID: 4254652 165260
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"It was supposed to be FIVE STARS......sorry."

jesi410 User ID: 4254652 95754
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I absolutely LOVED this recipe. I made it for Easter dinner with the in laws and it was a hit. I did not add the hot pepper sauce because I don't like spicey AND it was still fabulous. Thank you for sharing this with us. I will continue to make it."

lsarets User ID: 2485466 150759
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"Tasty and simple!"

1ginger User ID: 2599967 68070
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"we need the calorie etc info"

Cottage1 User ID: 1698672 95682
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2008

"use some liquid smoke to recipe."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 95617
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2008

"This one's a keeper! The marinade is very flavorful, but not so spicy as to overwhelm the flavor of the salmon. The only thing I'd do differently next time is cut the salmon fillet into serving-size portions before marinading and grilling."

tinkaandme User ID: 1650238 126080
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2008

"Instead of grilling I broiled the salmon for about 15 to 20 minutes. It was delicious! Great tasting marinade and tender salmon."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.