Sweet Soy Marinated Salmon
Grill / Seafood
This marinade is a perfect marinade for salmon – or any seafood choice for that matter. Combine salty soy sauce with tart lime juice and sweet maple syrup for a flavor combo that elevates any piece of fish.
4 wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon filets*
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. jarred minced garlic
Pinch of salt and pepper
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a small to medium sized bowl.
Place the salmon filets in a sealable container or gallon sized Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours making sure to flip a couple of times so that all sides of the filets get thoroughly coated.
When ready to cook, preheat your grill to about 350°F. While the grill is heating, remove the salmon filets from the refrigerator and let sit on the counter so that they begin to come up to room temperature.
When the grill is at temperature, remove the salmon filets from the marinade, shake off any excess, and place the filets on the grill skin side down.
Cook for about 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the filets and if 145°F, then remove from the grill. If the filets aren't up to 145°F, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes, check the internal temperature again and remove from the grill when it's 145°F.
* If you and your crew prefer skinless salmon, then substitute with Atlantic salmon and follow all the same steps.
Lauren Manaker is an award-winning registered dietitian based in Charleston, South Carolina. She earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in human nutrition and is passionate about helping people achieve their nutrition goals. She currently acts as a consultant, food blogger, and freelance writer for outlets including Eating Well and POPSUGAR. When Lauren isn't working, she is enjoying the outdoor life with her daughter, husband, and rescue-pup. Be sure to follow Lauren on Instagram @laurenlovesnutrition.