Monday, July 26, 2010

Something New: Grilled Salmon

I actually took the time to try something new and cook this weekend. Life has been so busy lately and with classes taking up two of my evenings until 9pm - cooking hasn't been the most important thing on the radar. As long as we eat something, we're good. Therefore, I've gone with most of the quick stapes lately, or have gotten "creative" (lack there of a better term) with finding a way to use what we have to make something edible. For example, last night I made chicken nachos because we had chicken, a thing of taco seasoning, some tortilla chips and the fixin's - voila - chicken nachos are served. Not the healthiest, but not totally unhealthy either (better than beef for sure).

Friday evening, however, with the help of some pre-planning on my part earlier in the week, I was able to embark on a new recipe that was tried and true by a friend. The Grilled Salmon recipe did not disappoint: it was simple and turned out delish. Mr. McGoo was nice enough to grill the salmon for me, but I did all the prep and prepared the sides. With our teamwork, we were able to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening together on Friday, ignoring the responsibilities that called. Here is the recipe if you're interested too. We will definitely do this one again.


  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
  • lemon pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


Candace Joseph said...

Sounds delish! I'll try it sometime and thanks for sharing :)

Steve Riser said...

Aren't you gonna give us pictures??? That seems to be the new trend.......I've gotta get married....Great home cooked meals from the Stepford ladies rule!!!!!!

Candace Joseph said...

Thanks Steve :)

Mrs. McGoo said...

Yeah, I'm not so sure calling us the Stepford Wives is a compliment at all. I quote Wikipedia: "frighteningly submissive housewives ...(who) may be robots created by their husbands."

No pics today - at least I shared the recipe - even a bachelor could try this one! You're welcome to join us for a home cooked meal any day, Riser - just give me a heads up to set another plate out for ya