Fresh Atlantic salmon is my favorite fish. Not only is it easy to prepare and quick to cook, but it’s also a healthy option for dinner.
Living in a New England state like New Hampshire, and having some of the freshest seafood available, I cook seafood often. Salmon has a meatier texture similar to swordfish and tuna, and it pairs very well with a variety of flavors. Whether it is garlic, lemon and lime or maple, it is easy to whip up a delicious salmon dish with just a few items that you have right in your own cupboard.
This recipe was an experiment that turned out to be delicious and I am happy to share it. Leftover fish can easily be used by placing it over your favorite salad greens for a healthy and satisfying lunch. Yum!!
Salmon marinated in a sweet tangy sauce and broiled to perfection! Flavored with simple ingredients that enhance the fish without overpowering it.
- 6 salmon portions
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Preparing the marinade.
Mix together maple syrup, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper .
Put salmon portions in a bowl for marinating.
Pour marinade over fish portions and let sit for 30 minutes.
While fish is marinating, move cooking rack under broiler.
Turn on broiler to preheat.
( I used the top rack for this recipe)
*If using an outdoor grill, turn grill on medium heat and use a grill pan so fish doesn't fall through grates while cooking.
Remove fish from bowl and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Brush on any leftover marinade.
Broil fish for 5-6 minutes.
Turn portions over and broil other side for 5-6 minutes.
Serve with your favorite sides.
Whenever possible, I buy salmon that has been frozen at sea as opposed to the farmed , as farmed fish has been shown to have concentrations of pesticides and other chemicals that have been shown harmful to the body.