Recipe courtesy of Daniel Mattrocce

Barbecued Salmon with Chipotle Cole Slaw

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  • Total: 8 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 8 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Chipotle Cole Slaw:

1/4 cup champagne wine vinegar

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 1/3 tablespoons chipotle pepper in adobo, pureed

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 1/2 cups olive oil

1/2 head green cabbage, shredded

1/2 head red cabbage, shredded

1/2 red pepper, julienned

1 large carrot, julienned

1/4 red onion, sliced

1 jalapeno, julienned

1/4 fennel bulb, julienned (optional)

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons sugar

For Salmon:

Four 6-ounce salmon fillets

Olive oil, as needed

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup barbecue sauce (any kind)


  1. To make chipotle vinaigrette, add first 5 ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. With the processor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream to emulsify the vinaigrette. Add salt and taste to adjust seasoning.
  2. Toss all of the vegetables together. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and chipotle vinaigrette. Toss to combine.
  3. Let cole slaw sit refrigerated overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. For the salmon: Season salmon with oil, salt and pepper. Brush with the barbecue sauce.
  6. Place salmon on an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and brush once more with barbecue sauce. Serve with chipotle cole slaw.
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