Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

The sweet-sour marinade is cooked down to a syrupy glaze that's brushed on the salmon as it cooks. The citrus and maple flavors would also be tasty with pork. Garnish fillets with orange slices, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add fish. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 3 hours.

Step 2

Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Remove fish from bag, reserving the marinade. Pour marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 5 minutes).

Step 4

Place fish on grill rack or pan coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness, basting occasionally with marinade. Remove fish from grill; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Really good, and super easy

March 19, 2015
I had to marinate the fish longer than 3 all day.  I was worried it would be too much or the flesh of the fish would be mushy, but it was just fine.  Really flavorful and we all enjoyed it.  Will have again.

Mel512's Review

April 27, 2014
can you replace the rice wine vinegar with any other vinegar or is it essential for the taste? thanks

cristhianjoy's Review

December 02, 2013
this is one of my favorite dish... its delicious :)

mmack7's Review

June 26, 2013

calteri's Review

June 12, 2013
This was soooo simple and sooooo good. It now ties with my other favorite salmon recipe and is such a no-brainer.

vlivengood's Review

May 09, 2013
I don't eat fish but my husband does. This was the first time I ever cooked salmon. Came out perfect on the grill, marinade was very easy. Only thing I did different was instead of reducing the left over marinade I just glazed it with straight maple syrup. Husband said it was AWESOME! I will definitely make this again!

ktleyed's Review

March 17, 2013
This was okay, I wasn't overly crazy about it. Needed more maple syrup, I think. Made it in my grill pan, since it snowed unexpectedly and grilling was out.

sarahjanehale's Review

November 29, 2012

wiggieje's Review

October 13, 2012
Very easy. A little bland for my taste, but I'd still make it as a quick and nutritious dinner during the week.

marciginger's Review

September 16, 2012