Asian style salmon cooked on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas barbecue

How to cook Asian style salmon on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Raise salmon to the sublime with wood smoke and a sticky Asian glaze

As an antidote to all the meat usually cooked on the barbecue why not try this really easy salmon, packed with aromatic Asian flavours and with a lovely sticky glaze on the top. It’s perfect for a hot summer day, served simply with a green salad.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • large piece salmon with skin on
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp spring onion tops; finely sliced, for garnish
  • ½ red chilli; finely sliced, for garnish

Asian sauce:

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 teasp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp shaoxing or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic; grated
  • 1” fresh ginger; grated

Equipment:

Combine all the sauce ingredients.

Pre-heat the grill to around 190C (375F), we are using the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ with both the outside burners on medium to high and the central burner off. You can just as easily cook this on a charcoal BBQ or electric grill. Place salmon, we used the tail, skin side down on a plank, or an oiled upturned Large Weber Grill Basket and place over the central off burner.

Cook over direct heat for 5 – 10 minutes, this will allow the smoke to penetrate the flesh.

Brush with the sauce then cook for 15 – 20 minutes over indirect heat. Brush with more sauce about 5 minutes before the end. Check the internal temperature with a digital thermometer and once that reaches 62C (144F) take the fish off and let it rest for 5 minutes covered in tin foil.

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas