Asian BBQ Grilled Salmon

Instead of a sweet-and-smoky barbecue sauce, this easy salmon recipe requires creating a highly spiced Asian glaze. If you can’t discover fish sauce, feel free to simply go away it out (although it does add a funkiness we like!). As for the mirin (Japanese candy rice wine), you could substitute dry white wine or rice wine vinegar. You’ll simply want to stir in approximately a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it a bit. Trust us, this can emerge as your new favored sauce. Beyond grilled salmon, you will need to use it for just about everything—grilled chook, grilled shrimp, or even grilled steak.

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Asian BBQ Grilled Salmon
Asian BBQ Grilled Salmon



4 tbsp. hoisin sauce

2 tbsp. rice vinegar

2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp. mirin

1/2 tsp. garlic chili paste

1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger

Zest and juice of 1/2 a lime

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Vegetable oil, for brushing

4 (4-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets

Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish

Sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, garlic chili paste, ginger, lime juice and zest, and garlic powder.
  2. Preheat grill on high and brush with oil. Place salmon fillets directly on grill, skin side down, and cook, 5  minutes. Using a heavy-duty spatula, carefully flip salmon and brush with barbecue sauce. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through.  
  3. Top salmon with more glaze, green onions, and sesame seeds to serve.
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