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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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.

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  • AmandaRull
    Nov 1, 2015

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

  • tcarver
    Aug 26, 2015

    It was okay.

  • vlm2c2
    Mar 4, 2013

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

  • ejt325
    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!

  • Lisa94
    Jan 12, 2011

    No comment left

  • LizCav
    Jun 15, 2010

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

  • Bumbergie
    Jan 24, 2010

    One of my favorite salmon dishes!! Wonderful!

  • Megan B
    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Kathy
    Jul 1, 2006

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