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Mandarin Salmon

A delicious salmon dish with a citrus marinade
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course


  • A grill or smoker


  • 2 portions salmon
  • handful cilantro leaves for garnish

Mandarin Glaze

  • 1 cup canned mandarin oranges in juice do not drain!
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp green sriracha or red sriracha
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

Slurry for glaze

  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp cold water


Make mandarin glaze

  • in a blender, combine all ingredients except salmon and cilantro.
  • Blend well until smooth.
  • Transfer sauce to a small sauce pan and heat over medium.
  • In a small bowl, combine corn starch and cold water and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in cornstarch slurry to sauce in pan.
  • Continue cooking for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Prepare salmon

  • When glaze is cool, pour most of it over salmon portion in a shallow container.
  • Allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Reserve about ¼ cup of glaze for later use.
  • Transfer marinated salmon to a square of prepared butcher or parchment paper.
  • Place on grill preheated to 400°.
  • Cook salmon on grill for 15-20 minutes, until it reaches an internal temperature of 155°. Brush with reserved glaze once during cook.
Keyword citrus, mandarin, salmon