Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Maple Salmon...

Gourmet Meal Ladies and Gentlemen... available in your KITCHEN!
Every once in a while a recipe comes along that steals your taste buds, and you simply want to eat that exact meal over and over, every night. Well, this is that recipe. Super simple, easy, no skills required. A few ingredients in a bowl, 30 minutes to marinate, and then baking for 20 minutes or so, and no left overs to package up because your plates will be licked clean!

The marinate in the shallow baking dish...
Placing fish skin side up in the dish for marinating...
After marinating for 30 minutes, turn the fish skin side down and bake
1 lb. salmon
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 large clove garlic
1/4 tsp ginger *optional
1/8 tsp pepper

You are going to mix all the ingredients in a bowl, whisk them together. Pour them in a shallow baking dish and place fish SKIN SIDE UP in the dish. Set a timer and let it marinate no more than 30 minutes (fish shouldn't be over-marinated like meat can be). Then, turn your fish steaks over with a fork (now the skin should be touching the bottom of the dish) and pop it in your oven that has been preheated to 400. Cook it for 2o minutes or until it flakes with a fork. Check it after 20 minutes (could go as long as 30) the cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish, so watch it towards the end. After you pull if out of the oven, with an oven mitt on your hand, tilt the dish over a small sauce pan and drain the marinate into the pan. Add 1/2 tsp cornstarch and bring to a boil to make a glaze, stirring constantly. It will only take a few minutes. Pour this glaze over top and you will have yourself a "hi-fluttin' - serious business- no messin' around" dish.... people are going to sweat your cooking skills! You will love this healthy and tastey option of cooking fish! Enjoy!!!


Danika said...

made this one...yummy!!!

Mama G said...

De-lish! and super easy!

Andrea said...

Awesome, glad you guys liked this one!