Easy Grilled Thai Salmon

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Quick & easy recipe. Spicy THAI flavor and great grilled Salmon. A Coconut Sambal sauce is made to accompany fish.


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4 as main course with rice
15 Min
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  • 4 medium
    salmon fillets or steaks (preferably fresh wild caught)

  • 4 Tbsp
    thai sweet chili sauce (bottled or homemade)
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lime juice and zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    fish sauce (or substitute 1 extra tablespoon soy sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced

  • 1 c
    good-quality un-sweetened coconut milk
  • 2 small
    fresh red chilies, minced or 3/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 1 small
    thumb-size piece galangal or ginger, grated
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    asian fish sauce or 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar (or to taste)

How to Make Easy Grilled Thai Salmon


  1. MAKE MARINADE: Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the salmon fillets or steaks. Leave the skin on. Place them in a long flat-bottomed dish and pour the marinade over. Turn the salmon several times in the marinade. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. HEAT UP THE GRILL: Prepare the grill by brushing with a little vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  4. MAKE COCONUT SAMBAL: Stir all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Taste-test for salt and sweetness. Add more fish or soy sauce if not salty enough, more sugar if too sour, add more chili if not spicy enough. If too spicy, add more coconut milk. Set aside.
  5. GRILL THE SALMON: Allow it to cook at least 2 minutes before turning. Baste with some of the left-over marinade. Salmon is cooked when light pink in color. Do not overcook !
  6. Serve the grilled salmon with plain white rice and Coconut Sambal on the side.

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About Easy Grilled Thai Salmon

Course/Dish: Fish, Dips, Marinades, Other Sauces
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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