Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day Eighteen - Super Easy Salmon (2.19.14)

Ingredients
  • 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 16 ounces fresh or thawed salmon
(You can do 1/4 cup of either maple syrup or honey if you prefer one over the other or just don't have one in the cupboard)

Instructions
  1. Combine maple syrup, honey, soy sauce and garlic in a gallon sized ziploc bag, shake/mix well then add salmon.
  2. Marinate in fridge for an hour, flipping after 30 minutes. 
  3. Pour salmon and marinade into baking dish and bake at 350 degrees, covered with foil, for 15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily at thickest part.
We had this with spicy curry cauli-rice. Let us know if you want this recipe (you do, it was delicious and went great with the salmon) and we'll post it in the comments.

Opinions

Potter: This turned out great and took a grand total of 20 minutes to make (not counting the hour to marinate) from prep to done. Salmon had wonderful flavor, a good sweet and salty balance from the syrup/honey and the soy sauce. It was sweet, though, so if you don't like your main dish to be sweet this recipe might not be for you. I tend to prefer my salmon with sweet sauces/marinades and this was one of the best I've had which was shocking for how simple it is. If you're hankering for some salmon and don't have a lot of time give this recipe a try.

Katie: This salmon was wonderful. I loved the sweet and salty balance of the ingredients in the marinate. I wouldn't change anything about the recipe, but as Potter states, if you aren't one for a sweet main dish then I would stay away from this one.