Grandma's MarinadedĀ Salmon

November  7, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2 servings
Author Notes

Every time we head home to visit Gram, you can bet within 30 seconds of walking in the door she will be shoving food in your mouth. It's usually one of two things. Spaghetti and meatballs or chicken. Gram has a seriously delicious marinade she uses to make chicken. This was one of my regular dishes I would make in college, and have continued to use it even now. This time, instead of marinading chicken (legs and thighs, bone-in), I decided to marinade some salmon. I LOVE this recipe. Instead of baking it as she does, this would make a great grilling recipe. —Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound salmon filets
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a freezer bag, combine all marinade ingredients. Add the meat to the bag and seal tightly. Shake the bag around a little bit to combine the ingredients and coat the meat. Put freezer bag in a baking dish to avoid leaks in your fridge and place in the fridge! You could do this in the morning and bake it at night, or even marinading for an hour will do the trick.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the meat from the marinade and place directly in the baking dish. Sprinkle all sides of your meat with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. You guys, you're gonna love this.

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5 Reviews

Janet R. June 19, 2016
Marinaded the Sockeye Salmon 45 - 60 minutes turning every 15 mins. before baking. The flavor was spot-on, not too sweet or spicy, and yet could still taste the flavor of the salmon too. Would not recommend marinading salmon overnight unless you do not like the taste of the fish. YUM!!
Brussels S. June 23, 2016
Great, glad you enjoyed it Janet!
aysegul July 13, 2014
I tried your recipe! It was awesome!
Thank you
Brussels S. July 13, 2014
Glad you liked it, one of my faves!
BlueKaleRoad November 7, 2011
Oh yum, this looks delicious!