This Barbecue Salmon Recipe is a summer favorite homemade meal, with a spicy, sweet flavor that highlights salmon’s delicate sweetness. Perfect for grilling and serving at a casual dinner party!

Barbecue Salmon Recipe

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My Mother’s Day this past Sunday was restful and relaxing, full of love and beauty and good food! My sons were not home, so it was just me, Abby, and Paul. And, of course, our lovely pets.

My daughter made me breakfast, did the dishes, showered me with a few lovely gifts. I enjoyed coffee and this book.

Savor, by Shauna Niequist

And in the afternoon Abby and her dad cooked a lovely dinner. We didn’t go to church. We just hung out together and rested; it was loose and easy going.

Growing up, Mother’s Day looked like this: Mom would get a corsage before we’d go to church, we’d come home and mom would cook dinner (I think one set of grandparents would be over). We’d do the dishes, shower mom with a few gifts, and then we’d nap. Church would happen again that night.

Times have changed. (I bought myself the flowers below, and that’s my new yard sale ladder!)

Springtime Flowers

My favorite day is resting, piddling, maybe cleaning up, doing things I love—like planting flowers, watering the flowers, organizing–with no schedule. In the past, when the boys were home, we’d go on hikes, out to dinner, do things in the outdoors.

Just being quiet– listening–and enjoying the sounds, like airplanes flying over, the pool pump running, the pinecones popping, Haggis on an occasional bark run, the sounds of our neighbor girls playing in the street, the neighbor mowing his lawn. Those are all good things.

Slowing Down.

It’s rare to have days any more with no schedule, we live in such a fast-paced world. I must admit my to-do list is full. Sometimes I feel I can hardly keep up with it.

But that is why it’s important to rest. Sleep in, read, take a nap in the sun, make a recipe that you love, sit and talk with the family, and eat a home-cooked meal.

Savor, by Shauna Niequist.

I loved Shauna’s quote in her new book, Savor:

When we stop to gather around the table and eat a meal made by someone’s hands, we honor our bodies and the God who created them. And in that moment we acknowledge that even though life is fast and frantic, we’re not machines and we do require nourishment, physically and otherwise. — Shauna Niequist, Savor

Westy camping.

This next week, my husband and I are taking our Westy out to the coast. I’ll be sharing more on that, along with a yummy camping recipe. We have a few trips planned this summer, and we cannot wait. Westy camping is not fancy—in fact, it’s very simple. I love how it’s compact, you don’t have to take a ton of “stuff,” you pretty much get in the car and go!

That is what I call “slowing down.”

Barbecue Salmon Recipe

Barbecue Salmon Recipe.

I thought I’d share with you the delicious salmon we barbecued for dinner on Sunday. When I found a Sriracha and Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce at Trader Joe’s, I thought, how easy and tasty would this be on salmon?

And it was. We barbecued this recipe (below) and my yummy Lemon Dill Salmon.

Before barbecued.

Barbecue Salmon Recipe

After barbecued.

Barbecue Salmon Recipe

Cooking salmon.

Temperature is easy to manage on our KitchenAid grill, so we don’t worry about cooking salmon on indirect heat.

When you cook the salmon on foil, you do not need to flip it over. Remember, double the foil and make your own tray! Easy clean up!

Watch for the salmon to become opaque in color, but still moist-looking, in the center of the thickest part of the salmon, and then pull it off the grill.

ENJOY! And I’d love to hear about your Mother’s Day!

Tell me what you most enjoy about “slowing down?”

Barbecue Salmon Recipe

Barbecue Salmon Recipe
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Barbecue Salmon Recipe

A spicy, sweet flavor that highlights salmon’s delicate sweetness.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6 -8
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  • 1 fillet, 3 1/2 to 4 lb.
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup Sriracha and Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce, I bought at Trader Joe’s


  • Cut one fillet (3 1/2 to 4 lb.), in half. Place each half on a double piece of foil, with edges folded up. Pour melted butter on top; salt and pepper.
  • Grill the salmon on low heat, just until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 25 to 30 minutes.
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