This teriyaki-like salmon is full of flavor. Kriek beer, soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and orange zest make up the delicious marinade. “What the krikey is kriek beer?” you might ask? It’s only the best new discovery of the summer. Here is a post that you might also find interesting from a blog called “a good Beer Blog“. Alan the author, talks about lambic beers in general.
Though it is not a new beer on the market, it certainly was new to us. I was making this dish which called for kriek beer and I asked Joe if he could go to the liquor store to buy some. He actually called me from the store and said, “Ah…you know it’s cherry beer right? Do you still want it?”. That’s when I read him what Steve Raichlen had to say about it in his latest cookbook Planet Barbecue…and I quote: “If you’ve never tasted it, run, don’t walk, to buy some – its complex flavor can hold its own against wine.” Now I don’t know about you, but when someone tells you to run to try something, I am thinking it’s probably worth it.
We made the marinade – which was very easy – with one bottle and we had a couple of extra bottles to serve with dinner.
We grilled a beautiful side of salmon that our friend Takeo gave to us. He caught it up in the Queen Charlotte Islands. It was just fantastic!
We served it with some nice, steamed green beans, grilled carrots and mashed potatoes. The marinade, which is boiled down and served as a glaze to go along-side the fish really adds a nice, rich finish.
I will definitely make this salmon again. As for the kriek beer…we have already had seconds of that :-)
Here is the full text recipe for the Barbecued Glazed Salmon Recipe
Have a great weekend everyone! And for all of you Canadians out there, have a super long weekend.