Sesame Chili Grilled Salmon

Enjoy this Sesame Chili Grilled Salmon for summer entertaining! Made with a sweet chili sauce, this salmon is perfect served with a side of rice.

Friends, how is it the middle of August already? Totally mixed feelings here. I love summer. I love hiking, and I’m getting excited about our sprinter van conversation (are you following me on Instagram? you can follow the video updates), and camping and swimming and barbecues (this Sesame Chili Barbecue Salmon – so good) and all that stuff.

Sesame Chili Grilled Salmon

Do you love barbecued salmon? We do, and there are a lot of recipes on my blog for salmon. This one is my new favorite!

But I also love cozy—fire weather, movies, comfort meals (like pasta and roasted chicken).

One summer thing I am hanging onto—longer days!

Longer days for grilling and enjoying our front deck with friends and family.

Set the table

I love to set a pretty table, and it really helps when my friend brings flowers from her garden (in Portland–thank you Sandy).

A simple runner, my favorite Le Creuset plates that I’ve had for years, and paper runners.

See the vibrant flowers in this bouquet? Be still my heart!

I moved it inside and couldn’t take my eyes off of it. (Reminds me of Frankie’s 1967 hit, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You):)

How to barbecue salmon on the grill

This Sesame Chili Barbecue Salmon has also become a summer favorite.

The foil method is so easy.

Roll out two sheets of foil that are about 4-6 inches longer than the fillet.

Fold the edges of the foil up so it makes a shallow tray.

Drizzle olive oil on the bottom, then place fillet on top. Salt and pepper the top of the fillet, then pour marinade over the salmon.

Barbecue on high heat until the salmon is firm (use the back of a spatula handle and press down, if it’s spongy, it’s not done yet, if it’s firm, it’s done), about 10 minutes – it’s that easy!

Serve with this Summer Orzo Salad with Garbanzo Beans and this Fresh Peach Avocado Salad and how about a Mixed Berry Crumble recipe? (Oregon berries are a-MAZ-ing right now!)

The perfect summer meal!

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Sesame Chili Grilled Salmon

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 pound salmon fillet
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Foil for barbecuing
  • Marinade: 3 Tbsp thai chili paste
  • 4 Tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce when using soy sauce, add in 1-2 Tbsp coconut sugar to add some sweetness
  • 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • green onion sliced

Instructions

  • Wash salmon under cold water, then dry completely, cover, and place back in the refrigerator.
  • In a small bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and mix together thoroughly.
  • Roll out two sheets of foil that are about 4-6 inches longer than the fillet. Fold the edges of the foil up so it makes a shallow tray.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the bottom, then place fillet on top. Salt and pepper the top of the fillet, then pour marinade over the salmon.
  • Preheat the barbecue to high—450 to 475 degrees. When the barbecue is fully heated to high, place salmon inside and close the top. Barbecue for about 10 minutes, then remove, garnish with green onion, and serve immediately.

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