Our family loves grilled salmon. This is an easy and flavorful recipe that we use often, as our kids really like it. The chipotle chile really adds some heat, so you may want to add less or more of the chipotle, depending on your families’ preferences.
I found this recipe in Cooks Illustrated several years ago.
Grilled Maple-Chipotle Glazed Salmon
4 Salmon fillets
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
2 Tbs. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. minced Chipotle Chile in Adobo
2 Tbs. Lime Juice
4 Lime wedges (optional)
1. Stir together maple syrup, soy sauce and minced chipotle chile in a small saucepan. Bring syrup mixture to a simmer over medium high heat. Cook until slightly thickened (about 3 to 4 minutes). Remove saucepan from heat. Whisk in lime juice. Reserve 2 Tbs. of glaze.
2. Turn the grill burners to high and close the lid. After 15 minutes, turn all but one burner to medium-low. Prepare the grill with cooking spray (or use a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil).
3. Place salmon flesh side down on hot side of grill and cook until grill marked (1 to 2 minutes). Flip fillets to skin side down. Brush fish with glaze. Cover grill and cook until salmon is opaque halfway up thickness. (3 to 4 minutes for 1 1/2 inch thick fillets).
4. Brush fillets with glaze again. Flip fish onto flesh side down on prepared (oiled) cooler side of grill. Cook until browned and crust has formed. Transfer to platter and brush with reserved 2 tablespoons of glaze. Serve with lime wedges (optional).