Salmon with a sweet tropical marinade

I found this recipe by looking through salmon recipes on allrecipes.com.  I wanted something tropical-like to coat the salmon.  I found a recipe, but  of course, I changed it a bit to my liking 🙂

1 pound salmon or four 4 oz. filets

3/4 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup organic brown sugar

3/4 cup butter (I used Blue Bonnet margarine)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

In a medium sauce pan, melt butter.  A quick method to melting butter is to cut it into slices.

Mix in brown sugar, honey, coconut.  Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.  Reduce heat to low.

Take a 9 x 13 baking dish and pour enough of the coconut marinade to just coat the bottom.  Lay salmon in the baking dish and pour about half of the coconut marinade on the top of the salmon. 

Cover dish with foil and cook until the salmon starts to look white and it is flaky when you cut it with a fork.  I put the other half of the marinade on it a little before it was finished cooking.

 * Remember: the key to cooking salmon is not to overcook it!  When finished cooking it is supposed to look pink and white (more like white with a little pink) and flaky.

I served the salmon with roasted veggies from TJ’s.  It was delicious 🙂

I haven’t found the WW points yet, but a 4 oz. filet of salmon is 5 points.  I didn’t use a much marinade on my filet so as the other three.  Points will vary depending on how much you use.  Enjoy!

***Update: Each serving is about 18 points! YOWZAS! Oh well, live in learn.  But hey, you could go to a restaurant and easily spend double or triple that on something with coconut.  If you have the points go for it! Just saying…

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2 Responses to “Salmon with a sweet tropical marinade”


  1. 1 Christy February 20, 2009 at 5:44 am

    ya…this sounds SO yummy. But I put this into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers site and this is painful…the whole recipe split 4 ways is 18pts per piece.

    16 oz salmon – 15pts
    3/4c coconut – 5pts
    1/2c honey – 10pts
    1/4c brown sugar – 4 pts
    and the kicker…3/4c margarine – 36.5 pts

    The recipe builder calculates stuff up and totals 4 servings at 18 points each…ouch…it might be okay for a splurge day or something. The points might vary a little bit…but the fish was cooked in the marinade, so it will not be much lower.

  2. 2 Krista February 20, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Christy,
    I am so glad you put this into the recipe builder. Yes, this is not necessarily a WW point friendly meal. It is ok to have if you have the points though. I calculated it later and got about the same. You could definately vary the margarine to make it more point friendly. It is still better than going out to a restaurant and possibly blowing double the points on a dish like this. 🙂


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