My family LOVES salmon so I’m always trying to find different and intriguing ways to prepare it. This recipe is a take on my Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon, but since I was out of brown sugar I used real maple syrup and the outcome was amazing!
**Please try to find fresh, wild caught salmon. It does make a difference and farmed salmon is really gross!! (If you have ever visited a salmon farm you know what I’m talking about…Blech!!)
I could not find fresh, never frozen salmon so I used a frozen filet, which is fine as long as you thaw it thoroughly before you cook or you’ll get soggy, watery salmon! Enjoy! ~Janna
1 Salmon filet (any kind of Salmon will work), skin on. (My fillet was about 2 lbs and I cut it into 6 large pieces which gave me 6 5 1/2 oz portions.)
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs real maple syrup OR brown sugar
3 Tbs Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbs fresh grated ginger
1 Tbs water
Salt and pepper
After cutting salmon into desired portions, pre-heat an electric grill (George Foreman type) and spray with non-stick cooking spray. You can also use an outdoor grill, if desired. Rub each salmon portion with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill salmon about 7 minutes on each side. Once you put salmon on grill, refrain from moving it around! It may break up the salmon and you wont get those pretty grill marks!
I plated my salmon on top of a simple green salad of iceberg lettuce, chopped green onion and tomato. Add the warm glaze to salmon and drizzle some on the salad just before serving. It’s that simple!! ~Janna