Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 4

The decadent-tasting "good" fat in salmon complements the sweet-spicy Buffalo glaze. The skin gets caramelized and crisp on the grill as the sauce drips onto it. It's delicious, but can be discarded to save fat and calories. (The numbers below include the skin.) A crisp and refreshing celery slaw is dressed with the same sauce, made creamy with light mayo, and brightened with onions and chives.

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Directions for: Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon


2 Tbsp hot sauce, such as Frank's

1 Tbsp packed dark brown sugar

1 tsp smoked paprika

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

2 Tbsp light mayonnaise

1 Tbsp snipped chives

8 stalks celery, very thinly sliced in half moons on an angle

½ small red onion, very thinly sliced

4 (5-oz) center-cut ski-non salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vegetable oil, for oiling the grill


1. Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan on medium high.

2. Mix together the hot sauce, brown sugar, paprika and cayenne in a small bowl. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise; set aside the rest of the sauce. Add the chives, celery and onions to the bowl with the mayonnaise and toss well.

3. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper. Brush the grill grate lightly with oil. Lay the salmon on the grill, skin-side up, and cook until distinct grill marks appear and the salmon releases easily from the grate, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and brush the fish with some of the reserved sauce. Continue to cook the fish, brushing the pieces periodically with the sauce, until the salmon fillets are glazed and just cooked through, 13 to 15 minutes more.

4. Transfer the fillets to individual plates and serve with the celery slaw.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

See more: Fish, Grill, Main, Vegetables


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