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Glazed Salmon Fillet

"My husband caught a lot of salmon when we lived in Alaska, so I had to learn how to cook it," explains Jerilyn Colvin of Foxboro, Massachusetts. "Basted with a sweet glaze, this tasty fillet is a staple in our house. Our six children absolutely love it," she adds.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons dill weed
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
  • Lemon-pepper seasoning


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Remove 1/2 cup to a saucepan; simmer until heated through. Set aside remaining mixture for basting.
  • Sprinkle salmon with lemon-pepper. Moisten a paper towel in cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Place salmon on grill with skin side down.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Brush with the reserved brown sugar mixture. Grill 10-15 minutes longer, basting occasionally. Serve with the warmed sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 441 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Aquarelle
    Jun 25, 2018

    This was very good and I would make it again. However, I don't think I'd bother with that last step of drizzling the grilled salmon with the heated sauce. I thought that setting aside a portion of the sauce and heating it made an additional unnecessary step. When I'm grilling I'm doing enough running back and forth from the kitchen to the deck. I felt that several brushings-on of the sauce did a fine job of imparting the flavor to the salmon. I did like that little bite from the cayenne pepper. Ran out of grill gas tonight and had to finish the fish under the broiler, but that worked perfectly.

  • Nefertiti
    Apr 20, 2017

    This recipe was delicious. I substituted dill weed for basil and cayenne for paprika. My family loved it!

  • TJM6671
    Sep 11, 2013

    Oh so good!! Who would have thought dill, cayenne pepper and brown sugar would make such a delicious combination! Definitely keeping this one in my records.

  • putterh
    Aug 3, 2012

    I have made this several times now and my husband & I both love it! So simple yet so tasty. We have salmon now just so we could use this recipe!

  • monroehead
    Jul 17, 2012

    I had never made salmon before, but decided to try this last night. It was delicious! My fiance and I both loved it and it will definitely be a staple for us from now on!