Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Asian Style Mandarin Copper River Salmon - Roasted on the Grill

This evening was an absolutely beautiful evening. It was sunny, mid-upper 70s, and lower humidity (for a change). I had a large fresh wild Copper River Sockeye Salmon fillet that I wanted to cook (I bought it at Costco this weekend for $15.99/lb which is a great price). I roasted it in a large open foil packet on the grill. It was delicious. I had a bag of fresh mandarins and decided I'd incorporate them into the recipe. I wanted a light and delicate Asian style flavor, as to not overpower the delicate flavor of the fresh salmon. I included the easy peasy recipe below. I made a very small amount of "marinade/glaze" to brush on the salmon and it took less than 5 minutes to put together and only 12 minutes to roast on the grill at 425 to 450 degrees F (you could do this in the oven as well). I served the salmon with half of a large avocado with a big fat cherry tomato in place of the avocado seed. It was the perfect light summer meal. Check out the photos and recipe below. Enjoy!

Asian Style Mandarin Roasted Copper River Salmon


1 large fresh salmon fillet (1 to 1-1/2 pounds)
1 mandarin orange, cut in half crosswise across the sections
1 to 2 teaspoons organic gluten free Tamari sauce
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 green spring onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon honey (regular or sugar free honey substitute)
Dash garlic powder
Dash ground cayenne pepper


Preheat grill (or oven) to 425-450 degrees.

Place salmon fillet in center of large sheet of foil. Slice one of the mandarin halves in thin slices (to place atop of salmon). In a small bowl, squeeze the juice out of the remaining mandarin half (about 2 tablespoons). Whisk in Tamari, sesame seeds, green onion, honey, garlic powder and cayenne. Spoon or brush marinade over top of salmon fillet and allow to sit while the grill or oven is heating.

Gently crimp and form foil into a packet around salmon fillet to hold juices as it roasts (keep packet open on top while roasting). Place on hot grill and close lid. Try and maintain grill temperature between 425 and 450 degrees F. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and transfer foil packet to a platter or baking sheet. Crimp and close packet tightly to allow salmon to continue cooking gently off the heat for about 5 minutes. Squeeze with additional mandarin, if desired, before serving.



CyberSis said...


This looks spectacular! Our Costco *still* hasn't had any. Will try again this week. We saw what looked for all the world to be Copper River at Sam's Club, but was not marked as such. It was almost closing time so there was no one around to ask. I guess we should have purchased it, but were holding out for The Real Thing. (More's the pity ... by the looks of it I'm sure it would have been great.) Seems like the season got started a little later this year, and is running longer into the summer. My goodness, it's almost July!!!

unter der laterne said...

@CyberSis, You do not find any because GG bought it all , lol !

CyberSis said...

You could be right (giggle)! :-)