Thursday, February 3, 2011

Maple Soy Glazed Salmon (5 ingredients - plus hot sauce)

This simple glaze recipe goes well with more than just salmon; it complements snapper, halibut, chicken or even tofu very nicely.  You can wisk this glaze together in less than 2 minutes and have your fish baking in fewer than 5 once you’ve got your oven hot.  This glaze is both sweet and hot, which both B and I really enjoy.  If you don’t care for ginger, simply omit – I’m pretty sure it would still taste darn good without it.  I often make this dish the night before or earlier in the day because it reheats so well.  Salmon is such a ‘forgiving’ fish, I really should cook with it more often.  Serve garnished with thinly sliced green onion, oven roasted asparagus and steamed brown jasmine rice.  If it’s warm where you are right now or you are making this dish in the summer, throw it on the grill outside for a special treat.   

What You Need:

1 lb salmon
1/8 cup soy sauce
¼ cup pure maple syrup (or your favorite syrup)
1 tsp minced ginger (simply omit if you’re not a fan)
2 tsp minced garlic (or 2 large cloves grated or minced – to taste)

Sriracha to taste (optional)

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 350* and combine all ingredients, except salmon, in a bowl and wisk.

Coat a foil lined baking sheet with cooking spray and cover fish with most of the glaze, reserving a Tbs or two for after it has baked. Bake fish for 18-22 minutes, depending on the thickness, or until fish flakes with a fork in the thickest spot. Pour remaining glaze over fish.

**Edited to add: makes 3 - just over 6 oz servings

Nutritional Stats for 1 Serving

Bon Appétit!


Cassie said...

I have made pretty much this exact glaze with honey instead of maple syrup! I should try the syrup to change it up a bit... and use the rest of the syrup on pancakes :D

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

I'm a vegetarian but this looks wonderful. I'm always looking for fish dish ideas for my non-veggie guy :) Mahalo!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@Cassie: if you like maple syrup, then I'm know you'll love this glaze. Honey sounds like a great substitute for when I'm out of syrup!

@Mauimany: Thank you! I hope he likes this recipe if you try it out on him :) Let me know if you do. Would love to hear what he thinks.

Pam said...

What a healthy and delicious meal.

Ameena said...

I am a vegetarian too but I love that this recipe can be made with so few ingredients - perfect for a party!

Great blog - your photos are gorgeous.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@Pam: Thank you ma'am! :) I aim to please.

@Ameena: You're SO right. This would be great for a party. You could prepare the glaze and put the fish (or tofu) +glaze in a ziploc until you're ready to bake. And thank you for the complements on my blog ;)

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog but the maple glaze caught my eye. I too have done something similar but using a miso/soy mixture. If you ge a chance stop by blog. I am adding you to my bloglist so since your recipes look great.

Julie said...

you're a glaze genius girl!! this looks absolutely delightful :) i love a good salmon dish!