We have a local fishmonger and smokehouse that has the best salmon, smoked and fresh (their lobster salad is killer, too); so, whenever the urge hits, we swing by and pick up a couple of fillets.
I make rather a lot of salmon, but I was in the mood to try a different recipe, and so hit the interwebs to see what was around.
“Sweet and Spicy Glazed?”
Sounded tasty, but, a few things seemed off; we like spicy, but this seemed to be almost all heat and very little sweet, so I decided to make a few changes.
This glaze rocks!
Just the right amount of heat, and perhaps the best salmon I have ever made.
•2 salmon fillets, skin on
•1 tbsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce
•1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
•1 tbsp brown sugar
•1 tsp paprika
•1 tbsp glaze
•2 tbsp mayonnaise
Whisk the glaze ingredients together until nicely blended, then set aside.
Stir one tablespoon of the glaze into the mayonnaise, then cover and stash in the fridge for a few hours.
When ready to make the salmon, season lightly with the salt and pepper and heat your grill or a grill pan on medium high.
Brush the grill or grill pan with olive oil and add the salmon, skin side up.
Cook for two to three minutes, until the salmon flesh is marked from the grill.
Turn the salmon over, brush with the glaze, and continue to cook, adding more glaze as needed, for 13 to 15 minutes, just until the salmon is cooked through.
Note: you do not need the Bonus Sauce for the salmon, in my opinion, but it was pretty tasty with air fried onion rings.
The Waldorf Coleslaw was nice, too.