Recipe compliments of Al Roker
3/4 cup Maple syrup
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp, fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1/2-3/4 tsp hot red-pepper flakes
salt ( to taste)
3 LB salmon fillet, skin-on, boned
3-4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1. Prepare a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill for direct grilling over a medium flame.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients.
3.Using a pastry brush, coat both sides of the salmon with olive oil.
4. Place the salmon , flesh side down on the grill. Cook until it loosens its grip on the grill, 7-8 minutes. Turn carefully, then spoon the sauce over the cooked side of the fish. Grill until the sauce has formed a glaze and the salmon flakes with a fork but is still a bit opaque in the center, about 4-5 minutes.
5. Remove from the grill and sauce.
Makes 6 servings
520 calories, 30g carbs, 52g protein, 20g fat 145mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 0g fiber
Note: Much to our surprise this recipe turned out to be a keeper in our household. The sweet and savory sauce mixture gave the salmon a totally different dimension to salmon.