Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Let's Grill - Honey BBQ Salmon (BBQ Giveaway Event)

Welcome to the Let's Grill Summer Extravaganza!
hosted by: We're Parents

There is no greater time to use your grill than Summer! We have teamed up with more than 15 other bloggers to bring you the ultimate grilling extravaganza with recipes that will have your mouth watering to get some right away! Plus at the end, there's a HUGE giveaway where one winner will get over $500 worth of awesome grilling accessories!

Enjoy our post for this event, then enter the great giveaway below! Also be sure to visit the other great blogs participating in this event!

We love burgers , hot dogs and BBQ chicken as much as anyone else; but sometimes you need a change from the typical "cookout experience". If your family loves seafood then you will definitely want to try this recipe for a copycat of Tony Roma's Carolina Honey BBQ Salmon.

 Everyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE to cook & bake. A few years ago my grandparents got me the "Top Secret Recipes: Restaurant Collection" cookbook for Christmas & it has become one of my favorites! This salmon recipe was one of the first Hubs & I tried out, I was pregnant with our firstborn & it quickly became a go to. This is a recipe that keeps us grilling year round, yes even in the snow; it really is that good!

 First, every great meat starts with an awesome rub or sauce...well this salmon has both, but the rub is where it all begins. We've found that we love creating the rub the night before and letting it sit overnight.

1 tsp salt      
1/2 tsp black pepper     
1/4 tsp paprika       
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
4 6-ounce salmon fillets

Combine all of the spices & sprinkle them over both sides of the salmon. This can be done right before you grill, or overnight its all up to you! When your ready to grill, spray each fillet lightly with olive oil. Grill the salmon for about 3 minutes then rotate it 90 degrees to make some nice grill marks. Grill for another 3 minutes and then turn the same over and repeat. 

This recipe is great with some teamwork, usually while Hubs is out manning the grill I stay in to make the sauce. what do you think of our "grill"? We have a nice gas grill, but Hubs is from Maine and apparently grilling over an open fire is the "cool thing" to do do...it does make everything taste yummy!

1 cup ketchup
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp liquid hickory smoke
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp Tabasco pepper sauce

Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan over medium/high heat. Blend the ingredients with a whisk until smooth. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 3 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. When the salmon is cooked you can brush it with the sauce & it's ready to serve!

 The sauce recipe makes WAY more than you need for just the salmon, so we usually serve this dish up with some rice to cover with the sauce as well. AH-mazing! Add a baked sweet potato on the side and you have the perfect meal , no matter the time of year.

Huge Thank You to our amazing sponsors for making this happen! We couldn't have done have pulled off this huge event for all our readers without the help of: BrylaneHome, Hampton's Lane, and Mr Bar B Q !

Like we said earlier, there are more than 15 other bloggers participating in this great event, make sure to check out their posts too!

Burger Recipes
We're Parents!?- Italian BBQ burgers
Courtney's Sweets - Grilled Chicken BLT Burgers
O'boy Organic - Grilled California Buffalo Burger

Other Grilled Meat Recipes
Momma Lew - Chicken & Peppers Shish Kabobs
Open Hands - Honey BBQ Salmon
Motherhood Community - That's The Rub (Steak Rub)
Raising A Family On A Budget - Sticky Sweet BBQ Ribs
Defining Dad - Rosemary Had a Little Lamb

Grilled Vegetable and Fruit Side Recipes
Diapered Knights - Gourmet Grilled Carrots
Real: The Kitchen & Beyond - Grilled Mixed Fruit w/ Grapefruit Bowl
Mom-Blog - Grilled Beets Salad

Grilled Desserts
Know Your Produce - Grilled Pineapple with Pound Cake
The Suburban Soapbox Grilled Campfire Quesadilla - aka Smores Quesadilla
Giggles Gobbles and Gulps- Grilled Plantains Banana Split

Other Grilled Recipes
Souffle Bombay - Grilled Mushroom Poppers / Grilled Mushrooms Stuffed w/ Cheese, Jalapeno & Bacon
Mommy Snapped - Grilled pizza

The Grand Prize winner will receive a BrylaneHome Grilling Gazebo, one month subscription to Hampton's Lane, and grilling accessories from Mr. Bar B-Q including, a grill pizza stone, cast iron fajita platter set, and a Triple Fish Basket.

Visit We're Parents to learn more about these companies, to check out the Let's Grill bloggers posts, and more by clicking HERE.

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  1. The sauce sounds wonderful - its times like this I wish I liked salmon!

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  4. I loooooove salmon anytime of year but it is the best on the grill.

  5. This looks and sounds amazing! And FYI - I need that cookbook!

  6. My friend purs BBQ sauce on her salmon too. I wouldve never thought of it. She says its great. Now I need to try this.

  7. We love salmon and eat it weekly, can't wait to try it like this :)

  8. That rub looks fabulous! I am going to give it a try this summer!

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  10. I absolutely love Salmon. I am going to give this a try for sure!

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