Growing up in Seattle meant eating a lot of salmon. At our house that was about once a week. My dad was always (and still is) in charge of the fish and the barbecue. We NEVER (and I mean never) cooked fish inside the house. My mom hates the smell of fish in the house. So rain, shine, sleet, or hail my dad had to barbecue our fish outside. And he always made it the same way: rubbed with brown sugar and salt. It has this delicious sweet and salty taste to it and to this day it is my favorite way to eat salmon.
The amounts listed in the ingredients are rough numbers. You really can't go wrong.
1 lb salmon
1/4 cup brown sugar (a good sized handful will do)
1 tablespoon good quality, course sea salt (a good sprinkle or a very generous pinch, is all you need)
optional: wood chips
Preheat your gas or charcoal grill. If using, add the wood chips (make sure to follow the directions on the package). Remove the bones from the fish and rub with brown sugar and salt. Cook the fish for about 15-20 minutes (depending on the heat of your grill and how well done you like your fish).
Remove and serve immediately.
It is great served on top of a salad or with rice and vegetables.
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