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Asian Grilled Salmon Marinade

Our Asian Grilled Salmon Marinade is only FIVE ingredients, spicy, salty, and sweet all in one. Whisk everything together, marinade for as long as you want, and then throw on the grill for the easiest dinner on the planet. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword marinated salmon, grilled marinated salmon, salmon marinade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 4 salmon filets
Calories 288 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp grated ginger (optional)
  • 4 6-ounce salmon filets


  1. Add the soy sauce, honey, sambal oelek, rice vinegar, and ginger (if using) to a plastic bag or shallow baking dish. Whisk to combine. Add salmon filets and coat in the marinade. Marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, flipping the salmon to coat again halfway through marinating.

  2. When you're ready to grill, turn half of the grill on a high heat and the other half on medium-high. Be sure the grill is clean. Brush grates of the grill with canola oil to prevent the salmon from sticking. You can also wet a paper towel with canola oil and quickly oil the grates.

  3. Let all excess marinade drip off the salmon. Season with the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the salmon to the hot part of the grill, skin side down. Grill for 6-7 minutes until the salmon easily removes from the grates. Flip and move the salmon to the cooler side (skin side up) to finish cooking. Continue to grill until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. If you're unsure when the salmon is done, use an instant-read thermomtor. Pull the salmon off when a thermomter reaches 125 degrees - this will be just under medium.

  4. While the salmon grills, add the remaining marinade to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 4-5 minutes. When the salmon is about a minute from finishing, brush with marinade. Remove the salmon from the grill, cover and let it rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.

  5. Serve with orzo or your favorite side.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Grilled Salmon Marinade
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon filet)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 886mg39%
Potassium 879mg25%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.