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/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 topping your favorite salad greens for a healthy and satisfying lunch. Yum!!
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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 dish for marinating. Pour marinade over fish portions. Let sit for 30 minutes.
While fish is marinating, move cooking rack under broiler ( I used the top rack for this recipe)turn on broiler and preheat. If using outdoor grill, start grill now on medium heat. ( 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.