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The smoky-sweet flavor in this grilled salmon recipe comes from the combination of ancho chili powder and maple syrup that's brushed on the fish. Find ancho chile powder in the spice section of most supermarkets (substitute 2 teaspoons regular chili powder if you can't find it). Use a spatula to separate the fish from its skin after grilling. Round out the meal with a simple spring salad.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2003


Credit: Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

11 mins
11 mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon fillet)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare grill, heating to medium.

  • Combine first 5 ingredients. Sprinkle fish with salt; rub with paprika mixture.

  • Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes. Drizzle fish with syrup; grill 1 minute or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

286 calories; calories from fat 42%; fat 13.5g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 5.7g; poly fat 3.4g; protein 36.5g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 87mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 670mg; calcium 30mg.