I wanted to do something a little different with salmon the other night and found this recipe on allrecipes.com. Usually we cook salmon with cajun seasoning or other very savory flavors, so this brown sugar glaze was definitely something different.
So, this was extremely delicious for the first few bites (Joe thought so too), but after about 5 bites, I think the glaze was just way too sweet to eat for a whole meal, we were dousing our plates with salt!
I'll definitely make it again, but with a few changes:
1) Add about a tsp of salt to the glaze
2) Add more lemon (and maybe some white wine too?)
3) Make a little bit less of the glaze - Joe commented that there was so much glaze it overpowered the whole dish - and made it sticky!
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 4 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dried dill weed
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 pound salmon fillets, with skin
- lemon pepper to taste
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and mix in the brown sugar, lemon juice, dill, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until the brown sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer until ready to brush onto the salmon.
- Season salmon with lemon pepper, and place directly on the grill grate, skin side down. Brushing frequently with the butter and brown sugar glaze, cook the salmon 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork. Reserve some of the glaze for serving.