Chile Garlic BBQ Salmon


Some like it spicy..

I’ve got 3 variations of tasted & true recipes for salmon: An Asian style, light and herby, or salmon cakes. This one probably falls under the Asian style but falls under Southern Asian cuisine. Regardless, it was a welcome change from my typical salmon dishes

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Costco lovers: I don’t think I even need to recommend getting salmon from here! I always get farm-raised but I’d imagine wild salmon is pretty good too. 


  • 2 pounds whole salmon
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 green onions, sliced at a bias or thinly sliced
  • Directions

    1. Cut salmon into 3 inch slabs (because slabs is such an elegant word ;)
    2. Mix all ingredients (minus green onions) and marinate salmon in mixture overnight
    3. Remove salmon from marinade and broil in conventional oven for 7-8 minutes.
    4. Garnish with green onions

    2 thoughts on “Chile Garlic BBQ Salmon

    1. That looks delicious, but here’s the problem I have with Costco and seafood. People should know that FDA and EPA have issued advisories about mercury contamination in commonly-sold fish. The problem is, this information is hard to find and is not usually available where it is most necessary: your supermarket.

      Several stores (including Wild Oats, Safeway, and Whole Foods) have voluntarily agreed to post the FDA’s advisories on mercury in seafood and they have had positive responses from customers and no loss in seafood sales. However, Costco has refused request to put up these warnings. Oceana has a list of which companies care about their customers’ health enough to post this advice, as well as a list of companies that don’t. You can get the Green List and Red List at their website.

      Melissa – Thanks for the comment! I didn’t know other people besides my friends visited this website. Why I don’t understand why Costco would refuse to put up warning labels (as it’s a known fact that seafood contains mercury), it’s not about to prevent me from purchasing seafood from Costco (particularly the salmon). Salmon has a much lower percentage of mercury compared to larger fish – and if it’s farm-raised, the amount is even lower.

      On a related note, those stores on the Green list may be “customer-friendly” but I’d imagine some of the motive to comply is to prevent any legal action (you know, those crazy Americans that like to sue for ridiculous reasons? I’m American…so I can say that right? :)) Costco might be harming itself by not applying those labels.

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