Moxie's Sumac Salmon

"This was originally posted by my cyber-friend Moxie; I was lucky enough to rescue it during a recent recipe 'adoption' drive. Her original intro read: "Sumac has a tangy, citrusy flavor and is very nice with the salmon & balsamic vinegar in this recipe. A little bird told me about the virtues of sumac (ok, it was Chef Canary Girl!), and now I'm a big fan. This recipe came from a website called Global Gourmet. Prep time includes marinating time, and cooking time will depend on the thickness of your salmon, heat of your grill, etc.""
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Ready In:
2hrs 8mins




  • Sprinkle sumac over the fleshy sides of the salmon (not the skin part).
  • Pour balsamic vinegar on top.
  • Marinate refrigerated 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Just before cooking, drizzle or spray a light coating of olive oil on the fish, to keep it from sticking.
  • Pan fry, broil, or grill until done.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

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  1. I love simple fish recipes and this certainly fits the bill! You can't get much easier than this with such excelllent results. The only change we made was to use super fresh tuna steaks we bought just about off the boat. I think fresh tuna and salmon sub very successfully though, so I don't feel too bad about doing it;-) *editing to say we make this still, and still with tuna as the photo will show!
  2. This recipe was great and easy to make. We grilled the salmon in tin foil, then put it on the grill for the last few minutes or so. We also had some tabouli on hand and added it as a topping, at room temperature. It was fantastic! I highly recommend tabouli as a topping.
  3. This was my first time using sumac. This preparation is flavorful and doesn't mask or compete with the wonderful flavor of the salmon. I think children may like it, and I also think if there is any leftover it could be just the ticket for a fantastic salmon dip or spread. Thanks to Moxie and Canarygirl for expanding my horizons...again! :)
  4. Certainly easy to make, which is always a plus around here! Maybe it was the type of sumac I used, but the topping was a bit gritty. Flavour nice though...
  5. To us, the flavor of the sumac just made the fish taste "fishier". I'm sorry, but we didn't enjoy this combination.



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