Monday, September 17, 2012

Maple-Glazed Salmon (Simple and Delicious!)

Is it just me, or does the picture above look like chicken? I swear it's salmon. I took this picture with my old, not so great camera. My new Nikon does a better job of making your mouth water, but I had not received it until the day after I made this salmon. Really, this picture should make you want to eat salmon, even if you hate it. Why? Because this recipe rocks!

Maple-Glazed Salmon
(Serves 6)

Prep Time: Less than 10 minutes
Cooking time: Less than 10 minutes

6 (5-6 ounces) pieces salmon fillet
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T butter
1/4 cup maple syrup, divided

1. Heat broiler. Sprinkle salmon evenly with salt. In a large nonstick pan, melt butter on medium. Add salmon, skin side up; cook 2 minutes.

2. Place salmon, skin side down, on broiler rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on broiler pan lined with foil (or use a foil-lined baking sheet if you don't have a broiler rack or broiler pan) and brush salmon with half of the maple syrup.

3. Broil 5-inches from the heat, 5 to 7 minutes, or until syrup caramelizes. Once out of the oven, brush with remaining syrup.

Estimated Nutrition Facts
(Serving Size: 1 ~6 ounce piece of salmon)
Plus about 1200 mg EPA/DHA (omega-3 fatty acids).

Awesome. Right?

Eat this meal twice a week and you'll average out to about 350 mg EPA/DHA, which is perfect for those without documented CHD (Source).

So simple. So delicious. So good for you. What more could you ask for?!

What do you like to serve with your salmon? I actually ate this with a spinach salad. Then I ate it the next day, cold, on top of a spinach salad. There is something about salmon and's a great combination in my opinion.

Oh yeah, one more thing, this was our view at last night's OSU game against Illinois. Yes, of course we won (sorry Nicole, you beat us once, but never twice in a row!).


  1. Totally thought that was chicken at first glance! Love salmon though, so glad I looked at the title of this post and read on. Yum!

  2. Spinach and salmon is a match made in heaven, but then I could eat salmon with just about anything... rice or sweet potato and green beans is always a good choice. This glaze looks delicious!

  3. that's so exciting you got a new camera- you'll have to tell us about it and what you think so far!!!

  4. I absolutely LOVE healthy and delicious! But, I have never made it by myself...its expensive and I'm scared I'm going to mess it up and ruin it! Your recipe looks great, and very simple, too! I might just be inspired to give it a go!