Barbecue Salmon

I have so many great recipes on my blog that I’ve been on repeat for the last month.  I did however stumbled on this Barbecue Salmon recipe from Cooking Light and gave it a go tonight.   So tasty!  I added more of the hot pepper and more Soy sauce than indicated and it was delicious.   Recipe keeper!  Less than 300 calories why not keep this one in the rotation 😉   I didn’t make the salad portion of this recipe- but I plan to try it out next time for sure.

bbq salmon


  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste, such as Huy Fong)
  • 4 (6-ounce) fresh or frozen sustainable salmon fillets (such as wild Alaskan), thawed $
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise $
  • 1/2 cup grated radishes $
  • 1/4 cup very thinly vertically sliced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. 1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. 2. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, and ginger in a mini food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add juice and next 4 ingredients (through chile paste); pulse to combine. Place salmon on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; brush tops of salmon with half of sauce. Grill 10 minutes; brush with remaining sauce. Grill an additional 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
  3. 3. Combine peas, radishes, and shallots. Combine vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon oil, stirring well; drizzle over pea mixture. Sprinkle with salt; toss. Serve with salmon.

Julianna Grimes, Cooking Light 

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 268
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Protein: 27.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.7g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 474mg
  • Calcium: 49mg

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