Monday, June 11, 2012

Alaskan Salmon with a Kick

Chefs around the world love to use local ingredients to produce fantastic meals.  Alaskan chefs are no different.  And what's the one food that seems to go hand-in-hand with thoughts of Alaska?  Why Alaskan Salmon, of course!  While Alaska Bed and Breakfast Association member innkeepers may not have Salmon on the breakfast menu (although some do), we do have some favorite preparations of this amazingly rich meat.

In the spirit of friendship and a full stomach for all, we would like to share one of our favorite Alaskan Salmon recipes with current and potential guests of our Alaska inns!  We hope you enjoy this version of one of our state's major food staples!

Firecracker Grilled Alaskan Salmon

Prep Time:  20 Minutes
Cook Time:  20 Minutes
Ready In:  6 Hrs 40 Minutes (includes marinating time)
Servings:  8

Ingredients:
    8 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
    1/2 cup peanut oil
    4 tablespoons soy sauce
    4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    4 tablespoons green onions, chopped
    3 teaspoons brown sugar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
    1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Place salmon filets in a medium, nonporous glass dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the peanut oil, soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and salt. Whisk together well, and pour over the fish. Cover and marinate the fish in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Prepare an outdoor grill with coals about 5 inches from the grate, and lightly oil the grate.
  • Grill the fillets 5 inches from coals for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part, or until fish just flakes with a fork. Turn over halfway through cooking.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving  Calories: 307 | Total Fat: 21.5g | Cholesterol: 63mg

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com.

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