It's interesting how a well-crafted marinade and a few spices and herbs can truly change the taste and in most cases even your favor for a certain kind of meat. And so with a few additions of some fresh cilantro, lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil our Mandarin Glaze is transformed and in turn transforms a piece of salmon into a lightly charred slightly sticky-sweet and spicy party that dissolves marvelously in your mouth. Another good thing about this dish is it's super fast and easy. Throw some fresh cut green beans on 10 minutes before the salmon, and you have yourself a great meal in 30 minutes.
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SWEET & SPICY MANDARIN-GLAZED SALMON
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Any
SERVES: about 4
1 side of salmon cut into fillets (about 4)
1 bottle of Traeger's Mandarin Glaze
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Preheat to High for 10 to 15 minutes, lid closed.
Meanwhile make the glaze for the salmon by combining the Mandarin Glaze, lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, cilantro and fresh cracked black pepper.
Cut the salmon into fillets and cook directly on the grill grate, brushing salmon with the glaze. After 5 minutes turn, and brush other side with the glaze.
Remove the salmon from the grill. For added flavor brush the top of the salmon with the glaze or reserve some glaze for dipping. This glaze would be awesome on chicken as well. Enjoy Traeger Nation!
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