This is a super simple marinade, made from things you probably already have. What makes it magic, though, is that you save the marinade after you take the salmon out, and once you cook it on the stove, it becomes a savory sauce to serve over the salmon.  


1/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 lemon, juice only
1 t cornstarch (for the sauce)
1 T butter (for the sauce)


    Mix together everything but the cornstarch and butter in a bowl or food safe ziplock bag, add the salmon (skin side up so the meat is in the marinade), and let it sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

    Remove the salmon from the marinade, and cook it according to your preference. I prefer to grill it on the charcoal grill, but baked or broiled would be great, too! While the salmon is cooking, pour the marinade into a saucepan, add the butter, and bring it to a boil. Let the marinade boil and reduce, stirring occasionally, for at least 5 minutes. Wisk in the teaspoon of cornstarch, mix it completely, and remove from heat.

    Pour the sauce over the cooked salmon, and serve.

    I like to serve this with rice to soak up all the extra sauce. Mmm...

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6/12/2013 02:11:38 pm

Seriously I tried this and it is better-than-restaurant-quality. It is quite simply one of the best marinades/sauces known to food.


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