Firecracker Salmon Steaks Recipe

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Firecracker Salmon Steaks Recipe
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Firecracker Salmon Steaks Recipe

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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
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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.
Originally published as Firecracker Salmon Steaks in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 373 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

  • 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)
  1. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, chili sauce, sugar, garlic, parsley and seasonings.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Firecracker Salmon Steaks in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p31

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AmandaRull User ID: 1036706 236132
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Very tasty seasoning, quick and easy and healthy too. Will definitely make again."

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tcarver User ID: 5663692 231810
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"It was okay."

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vlm2c2 User ID: 7160467 85805
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"This recipe is a keeper for real. I loved the flavor combination. Spicy, tangy and sweet."

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ejt325 User ID: 4790999 43418
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I added some maple syrup to make the sauce a bit thicker because I baked it in the oven. 15 min @ 400F. Delicious!"

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LizCav User ID: 3150703 53363
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"My husband and father (a fish connoisseur) both agreed this was a keeper!"

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Bumbergie User ID: 1293988 112154
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"One of my favorite salmon dishes!! Wonderful!"

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Megan B User ID: 3737622 113030
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"Use 1/2 t ground ginger if you don't have fresh gingerroot."

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