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Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze

Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze is simply grilled salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice. So easy and delicious! And this tasty recipe is low-carb, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Use Grilling Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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Grilled Salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s definitely grilling weather in Utah, and I’ve been cooking on my grill quite a bit, which always makes me happy.  My latest grilling experiment was this Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze, adapted from Salmon with Sriracha Sauce and Lime featured in Self Magazine.  I loved the recipe idea of maple syrup, lime juice, and Sriracha on salmon, but I wanted lots more of the glaze ingredients, and for me this kind of salmon dish was just begging to go on the grill.

Rather cheeky of me to adapt a recipe from a famous movie star (although you do know that these movie stars don’t write their own books, don’t you?)  But definitely my version was a huge success, and I’m thinking this same type of sweet and spicy glaze would taste great on chicken.

I know some people are going to want to make this with regular maple syrup instead of the sugar-free maple syrup I used, so I want to talk about that a little before I move on to the recipe.  I suspect (but don’t know for sure) that regular maple syrup will be more likely to burn on the grill.  If you’re making this with regular maple syrup I’d probably start with the temperature a little bit lower, and possibly turn a little sooner than the recipe states.  (And if anyone tries this with regular maple syrup, please let us know how it works for you!)

Grilled Salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice found on KalynsKitchen.com

Take thawed salmon out of the fridge, rub with olive oil and fish rub, and let it come to room temperature.  Spray the grill well with non-stick grill spray or a high smoke point oil and heat to high. Whisk together the sugar-free maple syrup, lime juice, and Sriracha to make the glaze. When you’re ready to cook, brush the salmon liberally on both sides with the glaze.

Grilled Salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice found on KalynsKitchen.com
Lay salmon on the grill at an angle to grill grates and immediately turn the heat to medium-high. After about 4 minutes, check grill marks by lifting a corner of the fish, and if they’re good rotate to the opposite angle across the grill. Cook 3-4 minutes after you rotate and then carefully flip fish to the other side.  Cook 1-2 minutes on the other side.  Serve hot, with extra glaze to add at the table if desired.

Grilled Salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice. [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This was delicious with the Barely Blanched Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Radishes, Red Onion, and Cashews you see in the photos.

More Delicious Salmon on the Grill:

Grilled Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive, and Caper Relish ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
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Grilled Salmon Packets with Tomatoes, Olives, Garlic, Thyme, and Saffron ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos ~ Country Cleaver
Herb Encrusted Grilled Salmon ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Wild Salmon Salad ~ The View from Great Island

Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze

Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze is simply grilled salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice. So easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces skinless salmon, about 6 oz. each
  • 3-4 tsp. olive oil, for rubbing salmon
  • 2 tsp. fish rub seasoning (see notes)
  • non-stick grill spray or high smoke point oil (such as grapeseed) for oiling the grill

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 3 T sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 T fresh-squeezed lime juice (see notes)
  • 2-3 tsp. Sriracha Rooster Sauce (to taste; I used 3 tsp.)

Directions:

  1. Thaw frozen salmon overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. At least 30 minutes before you want to eat, take the salmon out of the fridge and blot dry with paper towel if it seems wet.
  3. Rub salmon on both sides with olive oil and fish rub and let it come to room temperature.
  4. Spray the grill well with non-stick grill spray (or rub with a paper towel dipped into grapeseed oil.)
  5. Preheat grill to high (or slightly lower for charcoal grill or if you’re not using sugar-free maple syrup)
  6. Whisk together the sugar-free maple syrup, lime juice, and Sriracha Rooster Sauce to make the glaze.
  7. When the salmon is room temperature, brush liberally on both sides with the glaze.
  8. Lay salmon pieces on the grill, top side down and at an angle to the grill grates and immediately turn heat to medium-high.
  9. After about 4 minutes, check grill marks by lifting a corner of the fish with your turner, and if the marks look good, rotate fish to the opposite angle across the grill grates.  (The fish should lift up easily without sticking when it’s ready to rotate.)  You can brush on more glaze after you rotate if you’d like.
  10. Cook 3-4 minutes after you rotate (depending on the thickness of the salmon) and then carefully flip fish to the other side.
  11. Cook 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until fish feels firm (but not hard) to the touch when you press on it with your finger.  (Total cooking time is 8-10 minutes.)
  12. Serve hot, with extra glaze to add at the table if desired.

Notes:

I used Szeged Fish Rub, which I order from Amazon.com. I used my fresh-frozen lime juice.

Recipe adapted from Salmon with Sriracha Sauce and Lime featured in Self Magazine.

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Grilled Salmon with a glaze of sugar-free maple syrup, Sriracha, and lime juice. [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
As long as you use sugar-free maple syrup, everything in this Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze would be approved for all phases of the South Beach Diet or any type of low-glycemic or low-carb eating plan.  (Even with regular maple syrup, the amount of sugar would be minimal, since you’re only eating the glaze that sticks to the fish, but this was delicious with the sugar-free maple syrup.)

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22 comments on “Grilled Salmon with Maple-Sriracha-Lime Glaze”

  1. This is my absolutely favorite way for salmon. I was wondering though if it would work for in the oven as part of a sheet pan meal. What do you think?

  2. I could eat that glaze with a spoon, but then again, that salmon with those perfect grill marks looks pretty incredible ~ sharing!

  3. This salmon recipe looks like a meal made in heaven IMO! Shared and will make soon, Kalyn. 🙂

    Thanks!
    Shirley

  4. How does this recipe turn out if you leave the skin on?

    • Dave I haven't made it that way so I can't say for sure. But I'm guessing it would be more flavorful without the skin, because that will allow the glaze to sink into the fish a bit more. Probably still good though.

  5. I have never prepared salmon with a sweet syrup and I have no idea why. Because it is a fantastic idea! Thanks Kalyn – this is a must try!

  6. Wow, I sure wish I was having this as my second dinner!

  7. TheClines, very creative; so glad you enjoyed it!

  8. We made this tonight on a charcoal using real maple syrup. Man was it delicious! Because I was worried about it burning, I used a grill pan (like what you would use to cook veggies on the grill) and I left the skin on salmon. I did not flip the fish, and we cooked it on high. The skin stuck to the pan, but I didn't mind that. It was smoky, sweet, and a little spicy. Better than a restaurant! We reserved about half the sauce, and microwaved it, and it became a nice thick sauce to add at the end. Absolutely delicious!

  9. Karen, thanks for sharing that info; very happy to hear it worked with regular maple syrup as I'm sure many people will want to use that.

  10. We tried the glaze tonight on chicken cutlets using Wisconsin maple syrup. My husband got the grill hot, then turned it down to medium. The glaze did not burn. It gave a subtle sweet, spicy flavor to the chicken. Quite tasty!

  11. Sugar free maple syrup is just what the name says. Find it near the maple syrup in most stores.

  12. What is sugar free Maple syrup?

  13. Glad people are liking this. Sarah, I do think agave will work, but you might need to be more careful about it burning; maybe turn a little sooner on the grill.

  14. mmm….can't wait to try this – do you think I could sub Agave for the maple syrup?

  15. I love salmon with a maple glaze and the dash of siracha would be a perk.

  16. So happy to have found your blog and look forward to trying your recipes. Salmon is a staple in our house, but I usually just broil it with a little olive oil and seasonings…. which gets boring. Can't wait to try this — esp since grilling out is our favorite way to go this time of year. Thanks for the tip on using sugar-free… you're right, I would've used regular. 🙂

  17. That sweet-spicy-tart glaze sounds amazing! A trifecta of great flavor.

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