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braided salmon

bs-2524-x-1514I’d like to revisit one of my favorite recipes in honor of spring!  It’s such a delicious and easy recipe, but it looks impressive and it’s good for you, too!  You can use your favorite marinade, although this marinade gives tons of flavor in minimal time.  It’s easy and fast and would be great served at a dinner party, especially since it can be marinated then braided ahead of time.  I hope you enjoy it!

honey ginger braided salmon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon filets (have your butcher remove the skin if necessary!)

Combine first six ingredients.  Place salmon in dish and cover with marinade.  Turn fish gently to distribute marinade.  Refrigerate 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes for stronger flavor, turning fish occasionally.

Slice salmon into thin strips – about 1/2 inch is best or slightly thicker – and braid each three pieces together into one braid.  Hold together with toothpicks if needed, although as they grill they will “fuse” together, so as long as you can get them to the grill in one piece they’ll be fine.  You can also braid the whole fillet into one big braid, although it’s much more difficult to hold together and the individual braids look much better on a serving plate.

Lightly grease grill rack, and preheat grill to medium heat.  Remove salmon and reserve the marinade.  Grill 12-15 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  Brush with reserved marinade up until the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

I served this with grilled baby bell peppers stuffed with ricotta, cream and parmesan cheeses.  Dessert was biscuits baked in butter and brown sugar, then topped with strawberries and pineapple…yum!

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Sarah

Saturday 19th of September 2009

Never seen salmon prepared this way. Well done! Looks fantastic and so much fun :)

suzen

Tuesday 1st of September 2009

Boy the timing of the universe is fantastic - I must increase the amount of salmon in my diet and here you have a delicious recipe! And just when I was getting bored with mine! Thanks so much! I'm also with you on the thinking about soups, stews etc. It's been so chilly this summer I actually made some a few times during the summer, which I never do ordinarily.

sian

Saturday 27th of June 2009

thanks for sharing-us canucks love our salmon!

scene girls

Thursday 11th of June 2009

Keep up the good work.

Niall Harbison

Thursday 4th of June 2009

Loving it, original idea as have never really seen that done with salmon before. I think I did it with something like plaice in college but never salmon, looks pretty