"Every year I come up with one preparation that's embarrassingly simple but incredibly versatile," grilling guru Steve Raichlen says. This go-to recipe is a glaze made from maple syrup, soy sauce and Asian sesame oil, which adds a trifecta of sweet, salty and nutty flavors to all sorts of grilled meats and fish. More Salmon Recipes
Salmon is rich enough to go well with red wine—Pinot Noir is often a good choice—and this sweet-salty preparation is no exception. Sonoma's Russian River Valley produces silky, not overly tannic Pinots that are ideal.