RECIPE: Spice up your Fourth of July with Firecracker Salmon

(WXYZ) - Spice up your 4 th of July celebration with Firecracker Salmon served with a quick deli side such as crisp kale salad.  Finish off with your meal with chilled watermelon slices, summer's favorite refreshing fruit!

Firecracker Salmon

Serves 4

4 salmon fillets (about 4 to 6 ounces each)

Marinade Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp. Meijer reduced sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup Meijer orange juice

2 Tbsp. Meijer Olive oil

1 Tbsp. maple syrup

2 green onions, sliced thin

1/2 tsp. McCormick Garlic powder

1 tsp. McCormick ground ginger

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)


1.       Whisk together all marinade ingredients, reserve 1/4 cup of marinade mix separately for basting.

2.       Place remaining marinade mix into a large zipper-lock re-sealable bag.  Add salmon filets, turning to coat.  Allow to marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3.       Spray grill grates with non-stick cooking spray. Pre-heat grill to medium high heat.

4.       Remove salmon from marinade bag and place on grill.  Discard salmon marinade.

5.       Grill covered 7-10 minutes, until fish is no longer translucent and flakes easily with a fork. Baste with reserved marinate 2-3 times while cooking.


Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories 310, Fat 18g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium 397mg, Carbohydrate 7g, Fiber 0g, Protein 29g.


Serve with:  Meijer deli prepared Kale Salad and chilled watermelon slices


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