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maple soy glazed salmon

Posted on February 25th, 2012  |  10 Comments

Let’s get our omega on!

Yep, you guessed it, we’re having salmon today. Of course, the picture is a dead giveaway, but did you know salmon has half of your daily omega 3 fatty acid content?!

And did you know omega 3s are  important fats  that insulate axons (think long cable wires) responsible for transmitting information to different parts of you brain. Telling you to take your hand, grab a fork, and take a bite. Lots of connections firing in that seemingly simple action, and of course very important tasting going on too!

Though fish marinating should be limited to a few hours max. the flavor infusion is well worth the extra effort.

Soy sauce, maple syrup, ginger, garlic and green onions, talk about a classic combination.

I’m all about broiling fish these days, it’s a fabulous idea for quick fix meals. Only takes minutes and develops a magnitude of flavor with little effort. Just don’t burn it. That’s no fun.

That marinade you had won’t go to waste either. Just bring to a boil, simmer for a few minutes, kill off any possible bacteria and drizzle to you pleasure. More the better in my opinion, but that’s just my style.

If you’re looking to recreate the entire dish, I cooked the farro as if I was making the perfect brown rice. btw- this is how I cook most of my grains, ‘cept quinoa and couscous, they’re different.

The snap peas steamed themselves in a sesame oil bath and were topped with slightly toasted sesame seeds. Be careful, those suckers burn quickly. This may or may not have been my third fourth batch.

Didn’t matter much because this was amazing. Seriously satisfying, no need for seconds, and left me feeling smarter.

Must be those omega fats!

~l

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I don’t actually think salmon makes you smarter, but it sure is good! 

 

 

maple soy glazed salmon

by lafig

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: broil entree salmon soy sauce garlic ginger

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 2, 4-6 oz salmon filets
  • 1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

Combine everything in a shallow dish for the marinade, whisk to ensure syrup incorporation.

Add the salmon, marinate for up to 2 hours.

Once ready to cook, preheat broiler, remove fish from marinade, broil for 5-8 minutes depending on your broiler (but keep an eye on it!)

While salmon is in oven, bring marinade to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Drizzle, spoon, pour all over salmon. Enjoy!

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10 Responses

  1. Simply Tia says:

    This looks awesome!!! I always feel so healthy when I eat salmon. Just looking at this is making my heart smile.

  2. Sofía says:

    Wow, it looks really great, so shiny and crispy. Nice photos!
    Kisses from Spain:)

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  6. Karen says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe – it is a favourite in our house and our girls 5&4 love it too

  7. val says:

    I halved the recipe because I just was making one portion, it turned out so delicious I was wishing I would have doubled it instead, thank’s for a simple and tasty recipe!

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