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Tented Salmon in Grapefruit Marinade

This is a quick and unique recipe using a marinade made with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

The salmon is baked in a “tent” made with foil which is so easy and quick.

The natural juices from the salmon blend with the marinade to make a delicious sauce to serve over the salmon and the bed of rice.

This sauce is so tasty with every bite.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

First the orange ingredients:

And then the non-orange ingredients:

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, water and brown sugar.

Peel and dice the ginger root.

Chop the onions and dice the garlic.

Add the ginger root, onions and garlic to the soy sauce mixture.

Then add the red pepper flakes, and ground pepper.

Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit into the soy sauce mixture and stir all ingredients together to make the marinade.

Lay a large piece of foil on a cookie sheet or pizza pan.  Then lay the pieces of salmon on the foil.

Pour the marinade over the salmon making sure that it stays on the foil.

Pull all of the sides of the foil up together to make a “tent” and roll the top edges tightly together to seal the tent.

Bake salmon in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

Salt to taste and serve over rice.

Garnish with dried or fresh parsley.


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Tented Salmon in Grapefruit Marinade

Tender and flaky salmon with a fresh citrus flavor ready in 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


For the Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh (peeled) ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 grapefruit juiced
  • 2 servings (about 3 ounces each) salmon fillets skin on or off
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried or fresh parsley for garnish
  • Heavy duty foil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

For the Marinade:

  1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, pepper and the juice from a grapefruit.  Whisk together.

For the Salmon:

  1. On a cookie sheet or pizza pan, lay a large piece of heavy duty foil.

  2. On the foil, lay the pieces of salmon (skin sound down if there is skin on the salmon).  

  3. Pour the marinade over the salmon making sure that it stays on the foil. 

  4. Pull all of the sides of the foil up together to make a "tent" and roll the top edges tightly together to seal the tent.  

  5. Set the foil packet on a small cookie sheet or pizza pan.

  6. Bake the salmon in a preheated oven until it reaches the desired doneness (about 10 minutes). 

  7. Serve warm over rice and salt to taste.  Garnish with dried or fresh parsley.

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  1. like the idea because it’s not cooked with oil or butter- both are pretty heavy and disgusting. sounds like a good recipe.

    • Hi There, yes, this marinade does make the salmon light compared to oil and butter. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. This looks and sounds amazing!!!I am going to try this asap I love cedar plank salmon and I’m trying to think of how I could incorporate a cedar plank in this recipe……maybe if i put a small piece in with the salmon and then close the foil around it….hmmm. I will let you know:) Thanks for sharing!!

    • Meghan, great idea! The flavor of the cedar plank would go perfect with this dish. Please do let me know how it works. Thank you!

  3. This looks so good and simple to make, thanks for sharing!

  4. Fantastic flavor here and I really like the cooking method! Great post.