¾ cup beer

½ cup maple syrup

½ cup soy sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup honey

¼ teaspoon black pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced


1½ - 2 pounds salmon filet


Whisk all marinade ingredients together in a medium size bowl.  Pour over salmon in a shallow baking dish and turn to coat.  Let marinade in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.


Preheat oven to 375°.  Cover a baking sheet with tinfoil, shiny side up.  Spray with cooking spray.


Remove fish from marinade and pat lightly with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid.  Place salmon on the baking sheet, skin side down, and bake for 10-15 minutes until it flakes in the middle.  The flesh should be slightly translucent and very moist.  Place under the broiler until top of fish is lightly browned, about 1 minute.  Watch it closely so it doesn't burn!!


I created this marinade for some fresh Northwest salmon I bought at the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA in 1995 while on a business trip. It’s rich, sweet flavor has received rave reviews ever since.



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