Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

Serves 4

A blend of sweet and spicy, this salmon dish is a great one to try next time you light up the grill. Since there is sugar in the marinade, make sure to oil your grill grates well, or wrap each fillet loosely in heavy foil and place directly on the grill to prevent sticking.

  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon light sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes, plus more to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 (4- to 6-ounce) boneless, skinless salmon fillets
  • Canola oil for brushing grill grates
  • 2 whole jalapeño or serrano peppers
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In a small bowl, whisk together peanut oil, vinegar, green onions, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, chile flakes and garlic. Arrange salmon fillets in a wide, shallow dish and pour marinade over them to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.

Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking. Using a grill brush, brush the grill grates with canola oil. Remove salmon from the marinade, shaking off any excess. Arrange salmon and peppers on the grill grates. Grill salmon, flipping once, until fish is just cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, about 8 to 10 minutes. (Alternatively, wrap each fillet in foil to form a packet and grill for 20 to 25 minutes.) Grill peppers, flipping frequently until soft and evenly charred, about 8 minutes. Slice and scatter over the top of grilled salmon and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:220 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 28g protein
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