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Firecracker Grilled Salmon

 Firecracker Grilled Salmon
Let this sensational salmon perk up dinner tonight. With a super-flavorful glaze that kicks you right in the taste buds, this dish is anything but boring! —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first ten ingredients. Pour 1/4 cup
  • marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon; seal
  • bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes. Cover and
  • refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain salmon, discarding marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten
  • a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • Place salmon skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over high
  • heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes or until fish
  • flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with remaining
  • marinade. Yield: 4 servings.

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Firecracker Grilled Salmon (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 fillet equals 306 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.