Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Ginger Glaze

Seafood is a natural for grilling and this spicy sweet salmon recipe is no exception. The ginger glaze can be prepared in minutes and adds exotic Asian flavours and a touch of heat to locally farmed Atlantic salmon. Be sure and buy salmon with the skin on for grilling, it will help hold the fish together while it cooks.

  • Servings: 4

  • Difficulty: Novice

  • Total Time: 15-20 minutes


  • ½ cup oyster sauce*
  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½  teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 Canadian farmed Atlantic salmon fillets (skin-on) approx 200 grams each
  • Vegetable oil

*available in the Asian food section of most supermarkets

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oyster sauce, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil until thoroughly combined.
  • Pat each piece of salmon dry with a paper towel.
  • Over indirect medium-high heat on a well-oiled grill, cook the salmon skin side up for 4-5 minutes or until the fish releases easily from the grill. Using a spatula, flip the salmon so that the skin side is down. Brush the top and sides of the salmon liberally with the glaze and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes.  As a general rule of thumb, grill salmon 6-8 minutes for every inch of thickness.  
  • Like any protein, let the salmon rest for a few minutes before serving.