Grilled Salmon with Honey, Soy and Orange Marinade

Updated post.

I think it’s wonderful to get kids cooking in the kitchen from a young age. Whether that’s getting them washing spuds as a tot or stirring cake mixture, learning to cook and bake will set them up for life.

For recipe ideas, tips and facts, I can’t recommend enough Jenny Chandler’s book, Cool Kids Cook.

She’s sharing her recipe for grilled salmon with honey, soy and orange marinade below. Although it may sound complex, this is actually an amazing recipe for kids to learn and develop new skills. I don’t eat fish as I’m vegan but my children do so I wanted to share it here.

I’m also giving away a copy of Cool Kids Cook (worth £14.99) below so good luck.

Over to Jenny…

This marinade is really easy to make but you’ll need a bit of help when it comes to the very hot grill.

The cooked salmon should look charred, almost like it’s been on the barbecue. Try it hot or cold, with noodles, rice, steamed vegetables or even a salad.

Preparing salmon with kids

Cool Kids Cook - salmon

making a marinade

Grilled Salmon with Honey, Soy and Orange Marinade

You will need some good oven gloves.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 700 g/11⁄2 lb salmon fillet, in one piece

For the marinade

  • 3 tbsp runny honey
  • juice and grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce

Method

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients together in a jar, close the lid and give it a good shake.
  2. Take a large piece of foil (about 50 x 30 cm/20 x 12 in) and fold it in half so that you have a double thickness. Fold up about 3 cm/1 in around the edges and squeeze at the corners until you have a flat dish just a little bit larger than your fish. Put the dish on an oven tray that fits under your grill.
  3. Now, pour the marinade mixture into the dish and add the salmon, skin side up, so that the flesh is sitting in the liquid. Cover the dish with clingfilm and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Heat up your grill on its hottest setting.
  5. Turn the fish over so it is flesh side up, then place the tray under the grill on the highest shelf. Grill for about 6–8 minutes until the top of the salmon begins to caramelise (colour and turn brown).
  6. Check the salmon by taking a spoon and pressing it on the thickest part in the middle of the fillet. Once ready the fish should flake apart and look opaque (not transparent) but still be very juicy. If you have a thick piece of fish it may take a few minutes longer.
  7. Serve the fish by spooning it in chunks, it will flake naturally and the skin should stay behind in the foil dish.
  8. Tip any juices from the foil dish over the fish before serving with steamed veg or noodles.

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76 Responses

  1. Jamie Millard

    my nephews would love it. they are really enjoying spending time in the kitchen these days.

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  2. Patricia Avery

    I think its so important to get my grandchildren cooking and baking. Their Mums and Dads are so busy so I have all the enjoyment of doing this. A little help with new ideas wouldn’t come amiss though 🙂

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  3. Natalie Crossan

    My daughters a terrible eater – I’ve gotta get her interested in food somehow!

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  4. Kirsteen Mackay

    I want to win because I enjoy cooking with my kids and they want to learn but I don’t always make the time. This would help motivate us.

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  5. Rebecca Phillips

    My four year old son has recently got into helping me in the kitchen, he’d love to try some of these.
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  6. gemma middleton

    I think it’s super important for children to learn how to cook. What a great giveaway!

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  7. Monica Gilbert

    I want my 4 year old to feel comfortable in the kitchen. This would be a nice way to help with that.

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  8. jo liddement

    I have been teaching all three of my son’s to cook and be independent and this book would be ideal for my youngest son as it looks like it is written for his age group

    Reply
  9. Rachel McMillan

    I am not the best cook and would like to make sure my kids learn to cook and I can learn with them

    Reply
  10. Rachel Butterworth

    Baking with my nephew is one of our favourite activities when he visits me, so he’d love to learn some new skills.

    Reply

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