Marinade For Grilled Salmon

"My DH is an avid fisherman & we are lucky to live in a country where the seafood supply is bountiful. We are esp fond of salmon & prefer it grilled w/the smoky, lime flavor of this mango chutney based marinade. I use the marinade all day & then reserve it to use for a sauce I make while my DH grills the salmon. The combo of the grilled salmon w/the marinade sauce has been a big hit w/our friends & family. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (252.9 g)
  • Calories 458.5
  • Total Fat - 24.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 93.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1233.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 20.8 g
  • Protein - 35.1 g
  • Calcium - 55.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Combine the 8 marinade ingredients (plus Old Bay if using) in lrg plastic bag, add salmon fillets & marinate for 6-8 hrs before grilling. Reserve marinade for Steps 2&3.

Step 2

While salmon grills, transfer reserved marinade to a sml saucepan by pressing through a sieve. This allows the bulk & flavors of the garlic & chutney to join the sauce w/o making it chunky.

Step 3

Over low-med heat only, add cream cheese by the spoonful & incorporate it into the marinade until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. Remember this sauce will thicken further as it cools & is not meant to resemble gravy. It should be a lightly-creamed glaze that still shines w/the flavors of the marinade.

Step 4

NOTE FROM ME: For those who might like to try an alcohol-flavored marinade option, I've been using a cognac extract add lately that we adore & guests have esp appreciated. I suppose that a bit of the real thing or other extracts would also work well, but give it a try if the idea appeals to you.

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Peggy Bright

We eat a lot of salmon, but I have hardly ever marinated it. The mango chutney and lime are an amazing combo. Thanks to you, I now have a great recipe that adds a wonderful depth of flavour.

review by:
(11 Nov 2017)


Great tasting salmon that even my picky daughter happily ate! I used orange marmalade instead of the chutney. Very nice substitution.

review by:
(20 Sep 2017)


Lovely salmon marinade! I'm not a fan for sweet dishes (except of desserts), but this one is really top! The marinade is delicious, not to sweet and the dark sauces (soy sauce as well as Worcestershire) gave to the recipe the savory taste needed. I did not have Mango chutney but some homemade with oranges (sorry for the replacement). For cooking I love to prepare the salmon skin side down in a skillet and then transfer it under the broiler until just done! I did not use all the sauce to marinate the fish, but I made the sauce and I kept the extra portion (combined with Greek yogurt) for another day a to be served with meatballs! Great recipe! WOW excellent!

review by:
(2 Mar 2017)


Loved this! I didn't marinate it as long as the recipe calls for, but my salmon still turned out delicious. This is a definite repeat recipe. Thanks for sharing! Made for For Your Consideration tag game!

review by:
(9 Oct 2016)


This is an amazing marinade recipe for salmon. I started marinating the salmon before I left for work and it was ready to grill when I got home. Talk about a quick fix! I have a favorite Martha Stewart salmon recipe that uses soy sauce and fresh lime juice before broiling, so I was pretty sure I would love this recipe. The addition of honey, Worchestershire, etc... was fabulous. Great tasting salmon. P.S. I did not do the extra glaze this time around but will try it another time. Thank you!

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(25 Apr 2016)