Grilled Tequila Salmon

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by CountryLady

This recipe comes from British Columbia cooking teacher Jane Baily. The steaks are moist with a real Mexican kick. Add green rice, a side salad, make the Margaritas and let the party begin!!!

Top Review by PalatablePastime

I think anyone who doesn't grill this dish this summer will really be missing out! The fish has a suprisingly gentle citrus flavor that goes well with the sauce, that has a little bit of a bite from the jalapeno (but not too hot!) Thanks so much for this great easy recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate peel from limes & place in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze out 1/2 cup juice from limes.
  3. Add to bowl along with tequila & oil.
  4. Finely chop peppers and stir into lime mixture along with sugar, chili powder & salt.
  5. Place salmon into large resealable plastic bag.
  6. To support the bag, place in a large bowl.
  7. Pour marinade over fish and seal bag.
  8. Let marinade for at least an hour--but preferably 4 hours.
  9. Lightly oil grill and turn BBQ to medium.
  10. Remove salmon from marinade & place directly on hot grill.
  11. BBQ, with lid closed, for about 7- 8 minutes per side or until a knife point inserted into the center of the salmon feels warm.
  12. While salmon is grilling, pour remaining marinade into a saucepan.
  13. Boil vigorously, uncovered, stirring often, until sauce is reduced by half--about 3 minutes.
  14. If you want a thicker sauce, add butter & whisk constantly for about another minute.

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