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You can add more garlic and fresh ginger. I also add the juice of a couple limes or lemons plus a splash of toasted sesame seed oil to dilute the soy sauce (I use reduced sodium tamari soy sauce). I have also done a variation of this marinade with a teaspoon or so of prepared horseradish (not the cream style) and maybe a teaspoon or so of prepared dijon mustard. Sometimes with a teaspoon (or less) of dried dill. Also a quarter teaspoon of smoked paprika. If you are grilling then add a tablespoon or so of honey to caramelize. Honey-soy is a nice combination for grilling.<br/><br/>Put it all in a large jar with tight fitting lid and shake the dickens out. The marinade keeps well in the fridge. I keep my ginger in the freezer since it's so much easier to grate while frozen. Same marinade works on boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken legs.

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icook999 July 10, 2013

No taste besides soy sauce. I added another clove of garlic per a suggestion but this didn't even help. No one went back for seconds. This will be one recipe I will be throwing away.

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bvgott_1941813 May 05, 2013

I increased the garlic to two cloves. Don't skimp on the ginger, it truly adds to the flavor. I have made this twice with salmon steaks (baked at 350 for 15 minutes) and once with a beef steak. I marinated it for a couple of hours. It was great for both.
Thank you Chili Spice.

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dannhill June 10, 2011

It was very good, but if you like spicy food, you can add little bit of hot sauce as well.

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Amo.85 May 15, 2011

Fantastic! I made it for company and everyone loved it, including myself. I did not have fresh ginger so I used the powder ginger. Other than that I followed the recipe exactaly. Thanks for sharing.

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Lighthouse Rita February 21, 2011

Wonderful! I used a cedar plank (for the first time) in the oven, since it was raining outside. this was the best salmon I've ever eaten - thanks!

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Blessed*One October 26, 2010

We loved this. and the fact you can throw the ingredients together makes it even better!

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ImKerri August 18, 2009

I don't think it could get any better than this! Terrific flavor, fast and easy! It went right to the top of our salmon recipe list. DH told me "be sure to keep this one!" I will surely make this often. Thanks so much for a definite keeper! Be sure to add the Liquid Smoke, I used about 1/4 teas. It can't get much better than this!

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jrtfan October 05, 2008

I followed this recipe but added additional ginger, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, liquid smoke and black sesame seeds...... It turned out delicious, my brother took some home for the next day's lunch. For anyone who uses this recipe... add extra ingredients, it makes a tasty difference...�� ������

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William R. May 16, 2016

I like flavorful food, so as a couple of other reviewers noted you will need to add extra garlic and ginger to this recipe to achieve the appropriate punch. Not a bad base recipe, just a tad bland...it became a 5 star recipe with the addition of the extra garlic and ginger as well as a little rice wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, Thai chili sauce, red pepper flakes and a dash of Worcestershire sauce (in lieu of fish sauce). I would have added some lime juice if I'd had it but I don't know if it would have benefited, as these additions made it super flavorful. Lots of umami!! Could also jazz this base recipe up by adding toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds and lime juice. I suggest you give this one a try and play with it til it suits your liking...food is fun!

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Elise F. August 19, 2015
The Best Salmon Marinade