Magic Broiled Or Grilled 4 Ingredient Salmon Recipe

2014 September 15

I don’t cook a lot of fish…

Best Salmon Recipe Grilled or Broiled 4 ingredients!Okay…

I don’t cook fish at all.

Except This. Every once in a while I get brave and buy Salmon (usually at Costco). I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to picking out and buying fish.

I eat my seafood in RESTAURANTS.
And yes most often I order Salmon because: YUM.

This recipe is simple and as long as you get good Salmon (I’m no help there… ask the fishmonger or whatever?). Besides the salmon… there are only 4 ingredients in this dish. And so far I’ve never screwed it up.

This was the first time I tried it on the grill though and I think we need a grill basket or something because the tin foil was hard to maneuver and be sure everything cooked through. So if you have something to better grill with go for it. Otherwise stick to the broil method.

Are you ready for the 4 ingredients? They’re secretly divine and I’m trying to come up with other ways to use this magical flavor combination… let me know if you have ideas for me?

Magic 4 Ingredients:

  • Pineapple Chunks or Tidbits (fresh or canned)—drained
  • 1 Jalapeño Deseeded and Chopped Teeny Tiny—I swear, the slight ‘bite’ is what makes this meal magical
  • 2 Tablespoons Real Maple Syrup—don’t cheap out, Mrs. Butterworth isn’t interested in this recipe
  • 2 Tablespoons Grainy Mustard—the kind rich people pass through limousine windows

Rinse your Salmon Fillet, really any size works or multiple pieces as well. Look for any tiny bones and remove, if you can’t remove with your fingers use tweezers even.

Magic 4 ingredient salmon grill or broil from

  • Foil line a baking pan, square or rectangle to fit size of your fish. And place the salmon in the dish.
  • Preheat the broiler on your oven or set the grill to high.
  • If you want, sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper at this point (but I’m still calling it a 4 ingredient dish).
  • Combine the maple syrup and the mustard in a small saucepan on medium-high. Stir until the mixture is slightly bubbly. Then pour over the fish. Sprinkle with the jalapeño and pineapple chunks.
  • Broil under the broiler for 5-7 minutes—I often cook slightly longer or even remove thinner sections of the fish and replace the thicker portions to cook longer. I hate under-done fish. EW!

If you grill the fish, find a way to flip it over (I used another piece of tinfoil) to make sure it is done all the way through.

That’s IT. I know. EASY right?
Serve over rice. Find a vegetable. AMEN.

There really is something magical about the flavor combination of Maple—Mustard—Pineapple—Jalepeno!

What should we try it on next? Baked potato? Ham Fried Rice? A Tex-Mexy Type of Salad?

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