Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Soy-Glazed Salmon

My husband and I aren't huge meat eaters.  We'll maybe have chicken once a week, but that's about it.  So to get our proteins we try to eat fish at least once a week as well.  Salmon is very healthy (filled with Omega-3, etc) and it tastes delicious, so we eat it often in our household.

I'm always looking for a new way to jazz up our salmon.  When I first picked up Food Network Magazine last July, the Weeknight Meal section jumped out at me.  Not only because they were simple, quick dinners, but also because it included this recipe for soy-glazed salmon.  Yum!  The dish also included a cucumber-avocado salad, which we made the first time (see the picture below), but weren't thrilled with, so when we've made the meal since we substitute other sides.  This time we made some rice pilaf w/almonds as well as roasted brussels sprouts.

It's an easy way to make a delicious meal.  Make sure you load on the soy glaze so you can really taste it after it cooks!

Soy-Glazed Salmon (slightly adapted from Food Network Magazine, July/August 2012)

1 tbsp honey
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp cornstarch
4 6-oz salmon filets
1/2 tsp olive oil
Kosher salt

- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Rub the fish filets all over with the oil and season lightly with salt.  Place the fish in a baking dish and back for 5 min.
- Mix the honey, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small microwavable bowl.  Microwave until just simmering (30-40 seconds).  Be careful of it boiling over.
- Remove the salmon from the oven and brush with the honey-soy sauce mixture.
- Return the fish to the oven and continue baking until just cooked through (approx 7-9 minutes)

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