Grandpa Don’s Barbecued Salmon Recipe
Every July 4th my grandfather made his fresh caught, barbecued salmon for our family barbecue. It was such a treat that no one-not even the teenagers-ever missed the annual family get-together!
- 1 large salmon fillet
- Lemon juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Alder chips (optional). They add a certain smoky flavor my grandpa liked.
- Place fillet skin side down on a large piece of tin foil.
- Drizzle with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.
- Cover Fillet with brown sugar and pat gently.
- Repeat lemon juice, 1 tablespoon
- Bring foil up around fillet and seal.
- Place on a cookie sheet or in a pan and refrigerate overnight. (12 hours)
- Melt butter in small sauce pan and add soy sauce.
- Spray grills with non-stick cooking spray.
- Heat grill/charcoal to Medium. (Add alder chips to charcoal)
- Place fillet, skin side down, on grill and baste top with butter/soy mixture.
- Cook until skin begins to brown and crisp up a little.
- Using a large spatula, (maybe 2) turn fillet over and cook just until grill marks appear.
- Return fillet to a large piece of foil, skin side down, cupping the edges of the foil to keep the basting sauce from running down into your fire.
- Place back on grill and cook until fish is no longer shiny inside and flakes nicely. Continue basting several more times while cooking.
- When fish is done, remove from grill and wrap foil up around fish to keep warm until serving.
When ready to cook your barbecued salmon: