Saturday, May 17, 2008

BBQ Salmon

I didn't take this picture but it's the best I could find that represents what the fish will look like once it's cooked. This is an old family recipe for BBQ Salmon. The sauce is the key part of the recipe and it also goes well on chicken or anything else you usually put BBQ sauce on. This recipe makes enough to baste one large salmon fillet (an entire salmon) but I usually double it to have more to pour on as you eat.

1 thick slice lemon
1 thick slice onion
1/4 cup vinegar
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 T. mustard
1/2 tsp pepper
2 T. sugar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cube butter

Combine the above ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 20 minutes.

Then add:

1/2 cup catsup
2 T worchestershire sauce
1-1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Baste salmon with sauce as you BBQ. You can also cook it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.

I grew up on this salmon recipe and it was always a favorite, even with the kids. My kids love it now, too. It's great with asparagus, rice pilaf and a good salad.


Ann Dee said...

This looks really good. Do you usually marinate the chicken?

Jeni said...

I haven't tried marinating it. The sauce is pretty strong so basting it gives it lots of flavor. Worth a try, though.