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The BEST Salmon Marinade

The BEST Salmon Marinade

I was lucky enough to grow up just down the road from the Fraser River in BC, Canada & some of the best Salmon fishing in the world. Our freezer is always stocked & salmon is a staple in this house.

This recipe is copied out of my Mom’s handwritten recipe book, so unfortunately I don’t know it’s origin. Every year, my Mom tries out various salmon recipes that she comes across, and each and every time we tell her to stop it and just use this one. It’s stood the test of time and is a family favourite.

Salmon Marinade Ingredients

Salmon Marinade Ingredients

Serves 4-6.

1/2 salmon fillet or 6 steaks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice OR 2 tbsp concentrated cemon cuice (I use RealLemon)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic finely chopped or 1 tbsp pre-chopped garlic
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped (fresh or dried)
1 tsp tarragon


1 – Mix all of the above ingredients, aside from the salmon.

2 – Wash salmon and pat dry. Place in foil-lined shallow pan

3 – Pour Marinade over salmon, cover and put in fridge. Let marinade for at least one hour, but can be left longer (overnight even).

Marinade on Salmon Filet

Marinade on Salmon Filet

4 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees or turn on BBQ (I prefer BBQ, but it tastes just as good in the oven).

5 – Drain excess oil/marinade from pan

6 – Cook salmon for 10-15 minutes. DO NOT overcook, it will get hard and dry.

7 – Enjoy!

If you’ve tried it out, let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

1 Comment

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    Rebecca Borg Balzia

    February 5, 2016

    This salmon recipe is amazing!!! I did this yesterday and will definitely make it another time!!

    Thanks and Well done! 🙂