How to Make Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon

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Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon

With this Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon recipe, you can recreate one of the restaurant's most delectable dishes easily in your own home kitchen. The secret to Red Lobster's Asian Grilled Salmon recipe is the sweet and spicy sauce that is brushed on the fish after it has been cooked. The sauce is not applied before the fish is grilled, as the high sugar content in the sauce would tend to burn. Red Lobster serves this recipe as an appetizer, but the fish can also serve as the main course for lunch or a small dinner. Since this recipe is relatively inexpensive and quick to make, families who learn how to make Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon might use it as a weeknight dinner staple.

Red Lobster was first known as The Green Frog when Bill Darden opened it in Lakeland, Florida, in 1968. Darden's passion for serving his customers fresh seafood transformed his first restaurant into the Red Lobster chain that it is today. There are over 680 Red Lobster restaurants through the United States and Canada, so if you're in either of those countries, you can get your Red Lobster fix easily!

RedLobster.jpgFlickr: Ollie Crafoord
Offered by Red Lobster
Customer service phone 800-LOBSTER[1]
Served as Appetizer, main course
Main ingredients Salmon fillets, sweet chili sauce
Cooking method Grilling or broiling
Similar to Maple Glazed Salmon
Author Selena Robinson

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Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 medium-sized clove of garlic
  • 3/4 inch piece of fresh ginger with the skin removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/4 pounds 1 inch thick skinned salmon fillets, cut into 4 pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Recipe courtesy of Red Lobster[2]

Red Lobster Asian Garlic Grilled Salmon Recipe

  1. Mince the clove of garlic. If you have a garlic press, you can press the garlic into the sauce, rather than mincing it.
  2. Chop the ginger finely. Crush the chopped ginger with the flat side of the knife after it's been minced to completely crush the fibers.
  3. Whisk together the sweet chili sauce, fig preserves, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and Cajun seasoning in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Cover the bowl with a piece of waxed paper or damp paper towel.
  5. Microwave the sauce on high for one minute.
  6. Whisk sauce until smooth, and set aside.
  7. Preheat the grill. Spray the salmon fillets with cooking spray, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Grill the fillets for three to five minutes per side or until flaky.
  9. Brush the sauce over the cooked fillets and serve hot with Asian noodles or steamed rice.

Asian Ginger Salmon Recipe

The above recipe is similar to Red Lobster’s Asian Salmon, but omits the chili sauce and garlic.


  • The sauce can also be brushed on fillets that have been broiled or baked.
  • This recipe only takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  • As prepared, this recipe serves four, but chefs can easily double or triple the ingredient quantities to make a larger serving.[2]
  • Each serving of Asian Grilled Salmon contains 398 calories, 11 grams of fat, 166 milligrams of cholesterol, 561 milligrams of sodium, and 6.8 grams of carbohydrates.[3]
  • In order to tell if your salmon is done, insert a fork into the thickest part of the fish and twist. The salmon should flake when it's completely cooked. You can also slide a spatula under the thickest part of the fist and twist upwards--if the fish separates easily along the seams, then it's done. Finally, look at the salmon's color. It should appear opaque.
  • While the recipe calls for fillets, it can also be made with salmon steaks. The sauce also works well with swordfish, tuna, tilapia, and mahi mahi.
  • The sauce can be prepared ahead and refrigerated. Warm briefly in the microwave before brushing on the cooked salmon.

Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

If you'd rather make your own sweet chili sauce, gather together one cup each of water, rice vinegar, and sugar with two teaspoons each of minced ginger, minced hot chile pepper, cornstarch, and ketchup along with one teaspoon of minced garlic. Bring the water and vinegar to a boil and then stir in all remaining ingredients excluding the cornstarch. Allow to simmer and then add the cornstarch to help thicken up the sauce.[4]

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

  • If you'd like to make your own Cajun seasoning, combine one tablespoon each of dried oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper with 2 1/2 tablespoons salt.[5]
  • "Blackened" seasoning can be substituted for the Cajun seasoning.

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