Easy barbecue recipe: Ginger and Soy Salmon


Grilling on the barbecue one of the easiest ways to cook salmon. This recipe requires marinating time but the salmon will only take a few minutes to cook.

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Words & Recipes: Ruth Pretty
Styling & Photos: Carolyn Robertson

Put 4 whole star anise, 2 tablespoons finely grated root ginger, 3 tablespoons tamari soy sauce and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a large dish. Add a 1.2kg to 1.5kg side of salmon (preferably skin on, bone out) and turn to coat. Transfer to the fridge and allow to marinate for at least one hour or overnight.

When ready to cook, remove the salmon from the marinade and heat a barbecue flat-plate to medium. To make things easy, place a Teflon sheet on the barbecue and put the salmon on top, skin side up. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes before carefully turning over salmon (fold Teflon sheet over the salmon and with two pairs of tongs pick up all four corners to flip the salmon over). Cook salmon for a further 4 to 5 minutes basting liberally with the reserved marinade, or until salmon is medium-rare.

Use the Teflon sheet to transfer the salmon carefully to a large platter — or use two pairs of hands and two barbecue scrapers. Garnish with lime quarters and microgreens before serving.

NZ Life and Leisure This article first appeared in NZ Life & Leisure Magazine.
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