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BBQ Grilled Salmon with Sweet Chili Lime Glaze

by chefnatskitchen

This sweet chili lime glazed salmon is the perfect summertime recipe. A little sweet, a little spicy and a little tangy, this glaze is light and so flavorful. Poured over perfectly grilled salmon, it’s perfect for a backyard bbq dinner party or weeknight meal.

BBQ Grilled Salmon with Sweet Chili Lime Glaze

Ingredient Notes and Health Benefits:

Salmon: I prefer Wild Salmon whenever possible, and buy mine from either Whole Foods or our local spot here in Scottsdale called Chula Seafood. Salmon is extremely high in protein and is also a great source of healthy fats.

Coconut Oil: Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s) which are a great source of energy and are also great for brain health.

Ground Flaxseed: This helps to thicken the glaze.  Rather than use cornstarch (which is commonly used to thicken sauces, glazes, etc) I much prefer flaxseed.  It is high in omega 3’s, fiber and lignans, which may help prevent cancer.

Lime Juice: You can buy limes and juice/squeeze them. You can also buy pure lime juice (not from concentrate) and use that instead, and it’s so much easier!

Sweet Chili Sauce: I buy mine from Trader Joe’s. It’s the perfect amount of sweet and a little spicy.

How to Grill Salmon:

The grill is great for so many reasons. It is easy to use, easy to clean up, doesn’t heat up your whole house and cooks everything to perfection. Simply heat the grill to a high-heat, or about 450-500 degrees. While it’s heating up, sprinkle salt and pepper on the salmon. Place salmon, skin side down, onto the grill. Cook for 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon filets. Using a metal spatula, remove salmon from the grill and place on a plate.. it’s the easiest!

BBQ Grilled seasoned Salmon
BBQ Grilled Salmon
BBQ Grilled Salmon cooked

How to Make Sweet Chili Lime Glaze:

This chili lime glazed salmon is so easy to make. To prepare the glaze, place the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into a hot skillet and cook until the glaze begins to bubble. Turn down the heat to medium, and let it cook for another 5 minutes (this should be perfect timing with the salmon). The glaze will thicken as it cooks. Using a rubber spoon, scoop glaze onto salmon.

Sweet Chili Lime Glaze in skillet
Sweet Chili Lime Glaze in skillet bubbling

If you love this recipe, make sure to check out these other Salmon Glazed Recipes by Chef Nat: Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon, Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon, and Honey Lime Glazed Salmon with Mango Salsa.

BBQ Grilled Salmon with Sweet Chili Lime Glaze

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

2 salmon filets (6-8oz each)
Ground black pepper
Salt
Glaze:
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

Glaze:
1. Place ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Pour into a hot skillet and cook until the glaze begins to bubble.
3. Reduce heat and cook for another 5 minutes. The glaze will begin to thicken.
4. Using a rubber spoon, scoop glaze onto cooked salmon

BBQ Grilled Salmon:
1. Preheat grill to 450-500 degrees.
2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
3. Place salmon on grill, skin side down, and cook for 6-8 minutes.

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