Confession #89 – I tried so hard to make a clean, no refined sugar BBQ sauce in time for Father’s Day and failed.
Over and over and over.
I used many recipes for inspiration, then copied several recipes exactly and still did not find what I was looking for.
I had to take a break. I had to walk away. It was killing my spirit.
But this came along.
The sauce for this Honey Glazed Salmon is to die for…it’s, dare I say, like a clean Teriyaki marinade, one of my favorite flavors to grill with. I might like it even better than BBQ sauce, actually. If you like a little heat, you could add some fresh jalapeno or crushed red pepper. My little guy doesn’t do spicy, so I left it out, but may try it next time.
If you like the flavors in my crock pot Asian chicken, you will love this one! I will be experimenting with this sauce for other recipes, but it was the perfect compliment to some fresh salmon. Serve it with grilled asparagus and some rice or quinoa for a delicious meal!
Yields: 2-4 servings
Serving Size: 1 5oz piece of salmon
- 2-4 pieces of wild Alaskan salmon (I love Sockeye from Wegmans)
- juice of one lime
- 1 T plus 1 tsp of coconut oil
- 3 T of coconut aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
- 2 T honey
- Squeeze juice from one lime onto both sides of your salmon, then sprinkle on salt and pepper. Bring to room temperature while grill is preheating.
- In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Remove 1 tsp of the oil and brush or drizzle over flesh side of salmon.
- Add the coconut aminos and honey to the T of melted coconut oil and bring to a simmer. Cook for several minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
- Place salmon skin side down and grill over medium high heat for 4-5 minutes or until it can be flipped without sticking. Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes, while basting with ½ of the honey glaze.
- Remove salmon from grill and drizzle with the remaining honey glaze.
21 Day Fix Container Count:
makes 2-4 servings, 1 RED 1 tsp each