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Smoky Maple Glazed BBQ Salmon: A Flavorful Delight

June 23, 2023

Donna M. Skolnick

Donna M. Skolnick



Recipe BBQ Salmon

Smoky Maple Glazed BBQ Salmon: A Flavorful Delight

We'll be sharing a unique and mouthwatering BBQ salmon recipe that will surely impress your guests. Get ready to indulge in the delightful combination of smoky flavors, sweet maple glaze, and perfectly grilled salmon fillets.


For the Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets (approximately 6 ounces each), skin-on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Maple Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)


Step 1: Preparing the Grill:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F). If you're using a charcoal grill, ensure the coals are evenly spread and glowing red.

Step 2: Preparing the Salmon:

  1. Pat the salmon fillets dry using paper towels. This step helps the seasoning stick better and promotes a beautiful sear.
  2. Brush both sides of the fillets with olive oil to prevent sticking and add a hint of richness.
  3. Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground black pepper evenly on both sides of the salmon fillets. This seasoning will enhance the natural flavors of the fish.

Step 3: Creating the Maple Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the pure maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, chopped fresh dill, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper (if desired). Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Step 4: Grilling the Salmon:

  1. Place the salmon fillets, skin-side down, directly on the preheated grill grates. Close the lid and let them cook for approximately 4-5 minutes.
  2. Gently flip the fillets using a spatula, ensuring the skin remains intact. Brush the cooked side generously with the prepared maple glaze.
  3. Close the grill lid and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes, or until the salmon reaches your desired level of doneness. Baste the fillets with the maple glaze every minute or so.
  4. Carefully remove the salmon from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter. Tent the fillets loosely with aluminum foil and allow them to rest for a couple of minutes.

Step 5: Serving:

  1. Once the salmon has rested, serve the fillets alongside your favorite grilled vegetables or a refreshing mixed green salad.
  2. For an extra touch, drizzle any remaining maple glaze over the grilled salmon fillets, and garnish with fresh dill sprigs.

A delectable BBQ salmon #recipe that will elevate your outdoor cooking experience. The combination of smoky flavors from the grill, the sweet and tangy maple glaze, and the perfectly cooked salmon will leave your taste buds longing for more.

So fire up your grill, follow our detailed instructions, and enjoy a truly memorable dining experience with this delightful dish. Happy grilling!

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