24 November 2009

Yakitori grilled salmon

For me, the main choice between barbecue and grilling is the level of commitment. On a day that's packed with activities (like work, for example), grilling is a lovely way to end the day. I would far rather spend all day smoking a piece of meat to perfection, but there are times when the rest of my life is too busy to be able to spend an entire day tending a fire.

So on a busy Saturday night, grilling a piece of salmon is the way to go, from start to dinner in less than an hour. Mix:
½ cup sake
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup mirin
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
dash of red chili pepper flakes
¼ cup white sugar
Marinate the salmon steak in a ziploc bag for 30 minutes, while you get your grill screaming hot.

Marinating salmon

I like to grill fish in a fish basket. It makes flipping the fish easier, and keeps it from falling apart on the grill.

Salmon on the grill

Cook for 6-10 minutes on a side. Or until it looks like this:

Grilled salmon

Delish. Serve with:

Kenneth Volk


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your recipes. I've enjoyed your blog - introduced to it by chowhound. I wanted to mention that a more appropriate name for your dish might be teriyaki salmon. Tori means chicken in Japanese. Yakitori refers to the grilled chicken (and chicken parts).

Bbq Dude said...

Thanks, I didn't know that.

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