Candied Smoked Salmon Recipe with Flash Fried Ginger on #salmon
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Candied Smoked Salmon Recipe

Sweet and smoky Candied Smoked Salmon Recipe. A quick dinner idea to serve with rice and steamed veggies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Fish, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 4 salmon fillets with or without skin
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar + a little extra for sprinkling
  • 4 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying (vegetable, peanut, or coconut)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Place the salmon in baking dish with the soy sauce, liquid smoke, and brown sugar. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour—but you could marinate overnight. Flip once. When ready to use, preheat the grill or an iron skillet to high heat.
  • Peel the ginger and cut into thin (julienne) strips. Heat a small skillet over medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. When the oil is hot, drop the ginger in and pan-fry for 1-2 minutes, moving with a spatula, until they are light brown. Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Carefully brush the grill with vegetable oil. (You could also use grill spray.) Pepper the salmon and place it on the grill, top-side-down. Cook 3 minutes. Flip, then carefully sprinkle the tops with a little extra brown sugar and grill for another 3-5 minutes—until just cooked through. Serve warm with fried ginger on top.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.4mg