You only need six ingredients and 30 minutes to make this healthy and delicious broiled salmon with a maple soy glaze.
Good morning from New York! I’m here for a super quick visit to attend a launch event for the new Gaiam line at Kohl’s. I got in yesterday evening and I’m leaving this afternoon. The weather has been chilly and damp, but I ‘ve still enjoyed myself. I did a little exploring at Chelsea Market yesterday and then walked over to Hu Kitchen for dinner. My friend, Kris recommend it and I’m glad she did. Everything on their menu contains no dairy, gluten, cane sugar, GMOs or canola oil — right my alley! I had the organic baked chicken tenders (breaded with almond meal) and a plate of three hot vegetable sides including the market veggies, roasted cauliflower and roasted sweet potatoes. Everything was delicious and I’m already planning to recreate the chicken tenders.
I love that New York has so many places for healthy food options. I wish all cities where like this. I also love that it’s so easy to get a lot of steps in. I got in over 12K yesterday without even trying very hard. Woot!
Okay, on to the topic of today’s post… this lovely little salmon recipe.
Isaac and I make salmon all the time and while my clean eating balsamic salmon recipe is our go-to, I decided to switch things up and try something new. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Maybe even better than the balsamic salmon?!?
There’s something about the salty and sweet flavor combo — it works on just about anything.
For this marinade I started with the sweet and salty components — tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and pure maple syrup, but also added a few extras to shake things up — garlic, fresh ginger and a splash of lemon juice. Most of the sauce is used to marinate the salmon and the rest is used as a glaze after it’s cooked. It gives the fish a pop of flavor without being too overpowering.
One thing I love about seafood is that most of it cooks really quickly and this salmon is no exception. Once you’ve marinated the fish for 20-30 minutes, you broil it for less than 10 minutes and it comes out of the oven piping hot and flaky, ready to be paired with some veggies for a full meal.
Gotta love a dinner option that’s not only healthy, but also easy and fast to prepare.
Place on roasting pan, skin side down and broil for 7 minutes or until the filets are heated through. Remove from oven and drizzle each filet with the marinade before serving.
Serving Size:4 oz
Do you like seafood? I was a pescatarian for about six years so obviously I’m a big fan. My favorites include shrimp, salmon and crab meat — probably in that order. I’ve started to really enjoy scallops as well, however mussels and oysters, no thanks. I’m not a fan of chewy things that taste like salt water.
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