Easy Chamoy Glazed Salmon

Simple, quick, healthy, this Easy Chamoy Glazed Salmon comes together in minutes (with your homemade chamoy)… The sweet, spicy, salty, umami flavor is lip-smacking good, and with a couple of simple sides, you’ll have a healthy Mexican-inspired dinner on the table in a flash!

A griddle pan with 2 salmon portions glazed with homemade chamoy and sprinkled with sesame seeds, cilantro, and scallions.

Last week, I posted a recipe for Easy Homemade Chamoy. If you haven’t seen it, you’ll want to check it out! With just a few fresh ingredients and a well-stocked pantry, you can make this tasty Mexican condiment/sauce in about 15 minutes.

Just a few weeks ago, I purchased Michael Symon’s Fix It with Food. I was looking to better manage my autoimmune issues by eating more anti-inflammatory foods. While I did not complete his dietary “reset” plan, I have begun incorporating many of the foods he recommends. His recipes incorporate bold flavors and focus on anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Fatty fish – including salmon and anchovies – have high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, and we eat both frequently. The fact that they’re great tasting and fight inflammation is a win-win all around.

Honestly, it was just a guess that the chamoy would pair well with the salmon. The chamoy has the sweet-savory thing going on that is similar to teriyaki, and we love teriyaki glazed salmon. My instinct served me well in this instance!

The dish could not be more simple: Place seasoned salmon on a hot grill, sear it, flip it, and glaze it until cooked to your preference. That’s all there is to it!

A glass cruet of homemade chamoy on a print napkin.
Easy Homemade Chamoy – you’ll want to make a batch!
2 salmon portions skin side down on  a griddle.
The 2 salmon portions skin side up and grilled on the flesh side.
The grilled fish prior to brushing with glaze.
  1. Prepare the salmon – Rub some coconut or vegetable oil or spray your grill or griddle pan with cooking spray. Preheat your grill or a griddle pan to medium high heat. Pat the salmon portions dry with a cloth or paper towel. Sprinkle with sea salt and a a few grinds of pepper.
  2. Cook the salmon – Starting with the flesh side down (skin side up). Cook 2-4 minutes on that side (depending on thickness). Turn the fish. Brush generously with chamoy. Cook until the salmon is done to your preference.
  3. Plate the salmon – Garnish with your choice of sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, and chopped scallions. We like all three!

No time to make homemade chamoy? When looking for a commercial brand, read the label. Look for natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup like this Chamoy Azteca!

I don’t care for salmon. What other fish can I use? You can substitute any fish firm enough to grill – tuna steaks, halibut, swordfish, etc.

A red ceramic bowl with a chamoy glazed salmon portion garnished with scallion, cilantro, and sesame seeds, a green bean salad, and charred corn.

🍷 Pairing Suggestions

That gorgeous shallow red bowl of food holds a garnished portion of chamoy glazed salmon, a fresh and healthy Mexican green bean salad, and simple charred corn. The two sides will be on Beyond Mere Sustenance in the next few weeks.

This healthy salmon recipe is super versatile, though. Try it with a simple green salad with cilantro ranch dressing, and red rice or cilantro rice. If you’re cooking on the grill, you’ll love pairing the salmon with my healthy grilled Mexican street corn (elote).

As to adult beverages? We like a dry rosé or unoaked white wine, or a summery saison or wheat beer. I hope you’ll bookmark or save this recipe, and give it a whirl this summer. It really is a simple, quick, and healthy warm-weather option!

Signature in red and green with chiles and limes. Healthyish Latin cuisine.
Grill Pan
Slotted Spatula
Shallow Bowls

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Yield: 2 servings

Chamoy Glazed Salmon

A griddle pan with 2 portions of chamoy glazed salmon and a bright print napkin.

Simple, quick, and healthy, chamoy glazed salmon features a sweet, spicy, tart chamoy glaze and is ready in minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Prepare the salmon - Rub some coconut or vegetable oil or spray your grill or griddle pan with cooking spray. Preheat your grill or a griddle pan to medium high heat. Pat the salmon portions dry with a cloth or paper towel. Sprinkle with sea salt and a a few grinds of pepper.
    2. Cook the salmon - Starting with the flesh side down (skin side up). Cook 2-4 minutes on that side (depending on thickness). Turn the fish. Brush generously with chamoy. Cook until the salmon is done to your preference.
    3. Plate the salmon - Garnish with your choice of sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, and chopped scallions. We like all three!

Notes

Macronutrients are an approximation only from MyFitnessPal.com and based on 6 ounces of salmon and 1 tablespoon chamoy per person.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 22gCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 33g

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