Grilled Salmon With Chinese Barbecue Sauce W/ the Neelys

"A nice twist to grilled salmon."
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  • Heat a medium size saucepan, over medium heat. Add canola oil and saute garlic, ginger, and green onion until fragrant and tender.
  • Add the red pepper flakes.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the saucepan.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Lightly season the salmon steaks with salt and pepper.
  • Oil the grill with vegetable oil.
  • Place the fish down for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Flip the fish over and brush with the barbecue sauce, continue cooking for another 4 to 5 minutes, until opaque throughout.
  • Divide the baby spinach among 4 plates.
  • Place the salmon steaks on top of the beds of spinach while still very hot. This will make the spinach wilt.

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  1. This is good! I think this sauce would be good on chicken too in case you want to do some salmon and some chicken for a BBQ to please the masses. I cut the amt of sauce in half and we had more than enough for a pound of salmon (so obviously the calories are not correct). I didn't have baby spinach, only regular spinach, so I chopped it up and wilted it for about 30 seconds in a saute pan which worked perfectly. I really enjoyed the sauce, so I think next time I would put some brown rice on the bottom of the plate, topped with some spinach, then salmon and extra sauce over the top.
  2. Great change of pace way to do fish! I absolutely love Chinese food and salmon, so I thought, "Why not put them together?" The finished product was almost to die for. Made this for Father's Day, too. What a treat for him!
  3. I tried this recipe two nights ago after I saw it on the Food Network channel and looked up the recipe on their website (I LOVE the Neelys!!) Anyway, when I cooked this dish I made quite a few adjustments. Firstly, I didn't have salmon, so I had to use tuna steaks. Then I didn't have enough soy sauce so I used a some teriyaki sauce as well. Oh and I totally forgot to add the honey (YIKES! People please DO NOT forget to add the honey!!). Nonetheless, the dish was still yummy, just a tad salty and not as sweet. I must say, I gotta try this dish again.



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