Maple Broiled Salmon

 

Atlantic Salmon

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!!

Read about some of the benefits of eating salmon here:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=104

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Broiled Salmon

Salmon marinated in a  sweet tangy sauce and broiled to perfection!  Flavored with simple ingredients that enhance the fish without overpowering it.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Preparing the marinade.

  1. Mix together maple syrup, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper .

  2. Put salmon portions in a dish for marinating. Pour marinade over fish portions. Let sit for 30 minutes.

  3. 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. 

  4. Remove fish from bowl and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Brush on any leftover marinade. 

  5. Broil fish for 5-6 minutes.

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  6. Turn portions over and broil other side for 5-6 minutes. 

  7. Serve with your favorite sides.  

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Recipe Notes

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.

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