Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hoisin BBQ Glazed Salmon

I just made this tonight for dinner and had to share it right away! It was THAT good! Not only is this absolutely delicious, it's also fast to prepare and healthy. You could gather ingredients and make this today. It's a great weeknight meal. I hope you like it!

Hoisin BBQ Glazed Salmon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup hoisin sauce*
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sambal oelek*
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
4 salmon filets
salt & pepper

*You can find hoisin sauce and sambal oelek (chili paste) in the Asian aisle of most markets.

In a small sauce pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until lightly browned. Add the hoisin, ketchup, honey, sambal oelek, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rice vinegar.

Brush the salmon filets with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. Grill over medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness. Mark's the grill expert in our house... I prep the sauces and sides, while he grills the meat. It's good teamwork! Brush some of the hoisin BBQ sauce on top of the salmon filets for the last few minutes of cooking.

Pass additional sauce when serving.

I paired this salmon with some quick steamed broccoli. I prepare my simple broccoli in a skillet over medium heat. Warm 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in the skillet. Toss in a minced garlic clove and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add the broccoli, a splash of rice vinegar, and a splash of soy sauce. Place a lid on the skillet and allow to steam for 7 to 10 minutes while the salmon is grilling.

Garnish with basil or cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

recipe adapted from

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