Grilled Salmon on Big Green Egg

Grilled Salmon Recipe with Honey Balsamic Glaze on Big Green Egg

Grilled Salmon Recipe on BGE

Grilled Salmon makes for one great meal. It’s light, delicious and the quick cook time makes it a go-to for weeknights.

For grilled salmon, I start with 3 pieces of salmon filet weighing about 4-6oz each.

Grilled Salmon

For seasoning I’m using my Killer Hog’s The BBQ Rub. The brown sugar and citrus flavors in it really go great with salmon.

Grilled Salmon Seasoning

Season all sides of the fish (skip the skin side) and let the salmon hang out at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This gives the rub enough time to pull some moisture out of the fish.

For this recipe, I used the Big Green Egg and a cedar plank for my grilled salmon. You can use any grill to cook this recipe; just hold the temp steady at 300⁰. While the fish is resting, fire up the grill and soak the wood plank in water.

Grilled Salmon on Big Green Egg

After 30 minutes, place the salmon on the plank and center it on the cooking grate. Close the lid and set a timer for 20 minutes. While the fish is cooking it’s time to make the glaze.

This is where even more flavor comes into the recipe…

Grilled Salmon Honey Balsamic Glaze

  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Honey
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper

In a small saucepot add Brown Sugar, Honey, Soy Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, and Crushed Red Pepper. Cook over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes until sauce reduces by half. It should have a syrup-like consistency.

Grilled Salmon on Big Green Egg

After 20 minutes, the grilled salmon is getting close but it still needs a little more time. Brush each piece with the Honey Balsamic glaze and continue cooking for 10 more minutes.

Grilled Salmon on Big Green Egg

Salmon is done when it starts to flake, so use a fork or finger and feel one of the pieces. Get it off the grill as quick as it does or you’ll risk drying it out.

It’s ready to serve fresh off the grill and goes great with grilled vegetables, rice or a salad. The glaze really makes this dish and it’s packed with flavor. Give it a try the next time you fire up the grill!

Grilled Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Grilled Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients

  • 3 Salmon Filets 4-6oz each
  • ¼ cup Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub.
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Honey
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Cedar Grilling Plank

Instructions

  1. Season Salmon filets with BBQ Rub and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Soak Grilling Plank in water for ½ hour; prepare Big Green Egg for direct cooking holding temperature at 300⁰. (Any grill can be used as long as temperature maintains 300⁰)
  3. Arrange Salmon on grilling plank and place on the center of the cooking grate.
  4. Cook salmon for approximately 20 minutes.
  5. Brush each filet with Honey Balsamic reduction* recipe to follow
  6. Cook for an additional 10 minutes until salmon flakes.
  7. Remove from grill and serve.
    Honey Balsamic Glaze:
  1. In a small saucepot add Brown Sugar, Honey, Soy Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, and Crushed Red Pepper. Cook over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes until sauce reduces by half. It should have a syrup-like consistency.

 

Malcom Reed
Killer Hogs BBQ Cooking Team
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