Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon

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This grilled salmon recipe is topped with delicious homemade Korean BBQ sauce. It’s easy to make and only takes 30 minutes to prepare and grill!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

When it comes to this Korean BBQ Sauce, I literally can’t get enough of it! It started on Slow Cooked Meatballs for Super Bowl, then went to Slow Cooked Chicken for Tacos (OMG, seriously, a MUST MAKE!)

Now I decided that it was time to take my new favorite sauce to the grill!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

I glazed the sauce over salmon on the grill and it turned out amazing!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Ingredients

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp chili paste
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 green onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 lb salmon

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Instructions

In a large saucepan combine the first 11 ingredients of the BBQ sauce and bring to a boil, cook 5-7 minutes.

Korean BBQ Sauce Recipe

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Add this mixture to the boiling sauce. Whisk to combine well, reduce heat to medium and cook 3-4 minutes. Turn the heat off and set the sauce aside to cool.

Light the grill and bring to a medium-high heat.

Place the salmon in a foil basket and pour half of the Korean BBQ sauce over the salmon. Reserve the other half of the sauce for later.

Place the salmon on the grill.

Grill for 20-30 minutes.

Korean BBQ Salmon Recipe

Remove from the grill and top with the remaining BBQ sauce. You can also add a sprinkling of sesame seeds if you’d like!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

I decided to keep this dish on the light and summery side by serving it over a bed of chopped romaine lettuce, but it would also be delicious served over rice!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe
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Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon

This grilled salmon recipe is topped with delicious homemade Korean BBQ sauce. It's easy to make and only takes 30 minutes to prepare and grill!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 803 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp chili paste
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 lb salmon

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan combine the first 11 ingredients of the BBQ sauce and bring to a boil, cook 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water, add this mixture to the boiling sauce.
  3. Whisk to combine well, reduce heat to medium and cook 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat off and set the sauce aside to cool.
  5. Light the grill and bring to a medium-high heat.
  6. Place the salmon in a foil basket and pour half of the Korean BBQ sauce over the salmon.
  7. Reserve the other half of the sauce for later.
  8. Place the salmon on the grill in the foil basket.

  9. Grill for 20 minutes.

  10. Remove from the grill and top with the remaining BBQ sauce.