Do you want to learn a few salmon marinade recipes? If yes, steer through this piece for a few enjoyable salmon marinade recipes.

Salmon Marinade

Salmon is said to be the king of fish, making it an ideal component to have in your diet. This fish is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and low in saturated fat and much lower in calorie content as compared to other sources of protein like beef and pork. This tasty fish is very versatile when it comes to cooking as there are numerous ways to cook and prepare it. Did you know that in Japan salmon is also served raw? If that is a far-fetched thought for you, do not worry. There are a variety of lip-smacking marinades you can choose from. Salmon marinade recipes are good ways of enhancing the taste and flavor of the fish. Marinades have been used since ancient times to impart flavor and to tenderize the meat. They usually take the form of seasoned mixtures that are either dry or wet. Marinades lend a sweet and little salty flavor to the salmon which reduces the bitterness imparted if the salmon is smoked. Explore the sections below if you want to know more on some healthy and delicious salmon marinade recipes.

Salmon Marinade Recipes 

Recipe 1

  • 2 six-oz Salmon filets
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp fresh Basil (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • Make three or four shallow cuts on each side of the salmon filets and set aside.
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the salmon and coat both sides well. Make sure to get the mixture into the shallow cuts that you made. You can also stuff some of the minced garlic pieces in them.
  • Marinate for one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Grill and serve.
Recipe 2

  • 2 lb Salmon
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Teriyaki sauce
  • 6 green Onions (chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp fresh Ginger (ground)
  • In a mixing bowl combine the brown sugar and teriyaki sauce.
  • Continue to stir, till the sugar is dissolved completely.
  • Add the onions, ginger and garlic to the mixture.
  • At last add the salmon to the marinade and let it marinate in the refrigerator overnight in an air sealed plastic bag. 

Recipe 3

  • 1 six-oz Salmon steak (per person)
  • 2 sticks Lemon Grass (bruised)
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 x 1 inch (2cm) piece of Ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 Red Chili (finely chopped)
  • 2 Limes (juiced and skins kept)
  •  ¼ pint Olive oil


  • Mix all the ingredients including the used lime halves for the marinade together.
  • Pop the salmon fillets or steaks in a non-corrosive dish and pour the marinade over the fish, turning the fillets over to coat both sides. Leave for 1 - 2 hours.
  • Heat the barbeque until hot.
  • Place the salmon on the barbeque flesh side down. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Turn it over and cook until done.
  • Test by poking a knife into the center of the salmon fillet and look inside. The cooking is done if the fish flakes easily.

Recipe 4

  • 1 ½ lb Salmon
  • ¼ cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1 Garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the orange juice, honey, soy sauce and canola oil.
  • Whisk the ingredients.
  • Add minced ginger, garlic, salt and pepper to the mixture and mix well again.
  • Add the salmon to the marinade and let it marinate for a minimum of one hour before grilling it.
  • Grill or broil it as per your choice. The salmon cooking time will vary according to the size of the fish cut.
Now that you know these recipes, you can start your day in a healthy way by trying out the above mentioned delicious salmon marinade recipes.

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