Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Healthy Grilled Salmon

Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe

This is one of the wild kings of freshwater protein: the almighty and wonderfully fatty salmon. But don’t think the fish gets all the glory in this delicious recipe, which is really all about the pairing sauces. You’ll have your choice between a smoky Sriracha or pineapple glaze to satisfy your spicy or sweet tooth. The good news? Whichever sauce you choose, you really can’t go wrong!



  • Wild-caught salmon 1 lb.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (or spray olive oil) 1 tbsp
  • Pepper 1 pinch

Smoky Sriracha Glaze

  • Sugar-free maple syrup (or raw honey) 3 tbsp
  • Smoked paprika 1 tbsp
  • Sriracha 2 tbsp
  • Tumeric (optional) 1 tsp

Pineapple Glaze

  • Bragg liquid aminos or low-sodium soy sauce 1/2 tbsp
  • Fresh-diced pineapple 1/4 cup
  • Low-sodium ketchup or no-salt tomato sauce 1-1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar-free maple syrup or raw honey 3 tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar 1 tsp
  • Garlic, minced 1/2 clove
  • Fresh lemon To taste
  • Black pepper 1 pinch


  • Fire up the grill, or heat the oven to at least 350 degrees F.
  • Brush or spray the salmon with a little olive oil and a pinch or two of pepper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the smoky Sriracha glaze. Season to taste, and then set it aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, mix together the ingredients for the pineapple glaze.
  • Season to taste with fresh lemon and more pepper. Set it aside.
  • Baste the salmon with either of the sauces and place it on the grill (or in the oven on a baking sheet) for 5-7 minutes. Flip the salmon, baste it with the sauce again, and grill or bake it for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Repeat until the salmon is cooked to your desired readiness; just be careful not to overcook it. I recommend no more than 20 minutes at a temperature of 350 degrees F.

About the Author

- Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts. He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, and a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America.


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