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  • Nothing says summer like a fresh salmon steak on the barbecue. This marinade balances the sweetness of brown sugar with the tartness of lemon juice and wine and a hint of fresh ginger to create a wonderful light, fresh flavour just right for summer. Brown Sugared Salmon Steaks: Another tasty recipe from the Sugar Baby Brown Sugar Saver Kitchen.

    What You Need

    1/2 cup soft brown sugar (any kind)
    4 tablespoons butter, melted
    3 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons dry white wine
    1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
    A grating of fresh black pepper
    4 fresh salmon steaks, approximately 8 oz. each

    What To Do

    1. Combine first 7 ingredients and stir well until brown sugar is dissolved.
    2. Coat the salmon steaks in the marinade, cover and refrigerate for an hour.
    3. Bring marinating steaks to room temperature before cooking.
    4. Pre-heat barbecue to high and oil the grilling surface well.
    5. Remove salmon steaks from marinade and grill over direct heat for 5 minutes per side.

    Sweet Advice

    • If you're a non-drinker, water may be substituted for the white wine.
    • Use any leftover marinade to baste the fish as it cooks, but do not use the marinade to pour over the finished, cooked steaks.
    • Salmon flakes easily as it cooks, so be sure to cook it one side at a time and avoid flipping it more than once.
    • Use a spatula, rather than tongs, to flip salmon steaks.
    • If you have particularly thick salmon steaks, say more than an inch, you may need to increase the cooking time slightly. Check with your butcher when buying the steaks.
    • Prefer kabobs? Use this marinade on diced salmon and proceed as usual!
    • Don’t have a barbecue? You can use your oven broiler instead.