Firecracker Salmon Recipe – Perfect for Grilling, Camping & More!


  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (4 oz) fillets of salmon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix in a bowl the first 10 ingredients: peanut oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, green onions, brown sugar, minced garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil & salt.
  3. Stir together well to make your marinade for the salmon.
  4. In a ziploc gallon size bag, add the salmon and pour the marinade on top of it. Close the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Even better if you can marinate your salmon for up to 4 hours as the longer you marinate the salmon, the more flavorful it will be.
  5. Create a foil packet for the salmon. Place a sheet of foil on a baking pan, enough to cover & wrap the salmon.
  6. Place the salmon on the foil, use a brush or spoon to add more sauce on top if you’d like. Wrap it with the ends folded in so the sauce will not leak.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until the salmon is firm to the touch in the middle of the fish.
  8. Open the foil packet & then broil the fish for 2-3 minutes (watching carefully so the salmon will not burn).
  9. Remove & serve right away.
  10. *This can also be grilled on your barbecue or campfire in the same way, with the foil packet placed right on the grill for 10-12 minutes (checking frequently to see if the salmon is firm to the touch). Open the foil packet at the end & let it cook for another 1-2 minutes with the foil packet open.