In The Netherlands, we often do something called “stone grill” for Christmas or other holidays, which is where we bake small pieces of meat and occasionally fish and vegetables, on a stone plate that stands in the middle of the table. The stone is either heated in the oven or heated at the table with use of a grill underneath the stone.
During one Christmas at my parents, I wanted to try something else with salmon. I concocted this marinade for the salmon, and provided two types of salmon to grill on the stone. It was such a big hit that it is now a standard option for all Stone Grill occasions.
This marinade is suitable for salmon, but also works really well with chicken.
- 100ml soy sauce (preferably a good brand such as Kikkoman)
- 100ml orange juice
- 1 small red onion
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp ground corianderseed
- 1 tsp moist brown sugar
- Pepper to taste
Chop the onion finely. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
If using for salmon, marinade for 30min to an hour (too long and the soy sauce will be overwhelming). If using for chicken, you can marinade longer, 1-2 hours should do nicely.