Korean-Style Barbecue Salmon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This easy grilled salmon gets its spicy-sweet flavor from a quick marinade that doubles as a basting sauce. Crisp-tender cabbage and rice complete the experience.


For the Sauce:

For the Salmon and Cabbage:


  1. Make the sauce: Whisk the gochujang, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, sugar, ginger and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the salmon: Remove 3 tablespoons of the sauce to a large bowl and add the salmon; rub all over to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Set aside the remaining sauce for basting. 
  3. Preheat a grill to medium high. Oil the grates. Brush the cabbage wedges all over with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Remove the salmon from the marinade; pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper and brush both sides with the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. 
  4. Grill the salmon, skin-side up, until well marked, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and brush with the reserved sauce. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the cabbage wedges, flipping often, until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the salmon and cabbage to plates; sprinkle with scallions and drizzle with sesame oil. Serve with rice.