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Firecracker Salmon Steaks

 Firecracker Salmon Steaks
Red pepper flakes and cayenne provide the fiery flavor that gives these salmon steaks their name. Basting the fish with the zippy sauce while grilling creates a glossy glaze. —Phyllis Schmalz of Kansas City, Kansas
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 4 salmon steaks (6 ounces each)


  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, chili sauce, sugar, garlic,
  • parsley and seasonings.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill salmon, covered, over medium heat
  • or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until
  • fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with sauce.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 373 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 565 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.