Don’s Famous Barbecue Salmon

My husband has been making this for years and years. It is sooooooo good you will be telling people it is yours….not!  Try it and you will see for yourself.


  • 6-8 lbs. fresh salmon
  • 1/4 cup soya sauce
  • 1/4 cup rye whiskey (yes, indeed)
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 heaping tsp. garlic powder

Beat the ingredients together (but not the salmon) until foamy. Clean the salmon, removing all the bones with pliers. Be sure to double check to make sure you didn’t miss any.

Cut the salmon into 2 1/2 inch widths,  place them in a 13 x 9 baking dish and pour the marinade over. Cover and marinate for 4-5 hours.

Make sure the grill is VERY hot before putting the fish on, skin side down and wiggle (the fish, not you). When all the fish is down, go back and turn the first piece.  Skin will be stuck to the grill so just remove it and discard (the skin not the fish).

After this has been done to all the fillets, pour the remaining marinade over the fish and continue to cook.  This is salmon, DO NOT OVERCOOK.

Fabulous! Needs only a nice cold salad and a crispy, cold glass of Pinot Gris. Ahh!


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