From a tiny BEACH kitchen…..
Having friends over for dinner is one of our favorite things to do. We love to simply sit on the porch with a glass of wine and watch the waves (or the surfers!) crash while something simmers on the stove, or cooks itself in the oven. This dinner is perfect for doing just that. Enjoy your friends enjoying healthy food.
The salmon is done in 13 minutes with minimal prep time. Add some steamed veggies, (gotta love those microwave bags!) and rice. Or not. Just prep a salad and some crusty bread. This dish is unbelievably tasty and simple.
I’d bet you probably already have everything you need to make this recipe in your pantry…. well, except for the fresh salmon. I made 2 pounds for four people and we had plenty left over for lunches the next day.
Note: Please, please, please use “real” maple syrup in the glaze. It is a natural sugar. You do not need alot and it does make a difference. Less IS more. The taste is subtle. Be certain it is pure maple syrup and none of that corn-syrupy fake stuff. If the bottle looks like a lady in an apron, throw it out.
(And of course, please use a real lemon for heaven’s sake. If your “lemon” comes from a squeezable plastic container, throw that out too!)
…see my notes for the glaze pictured below ~ per one pound of salmon.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Salt and pepper salmon. Place skin side down in baking dish. Cook salmon 8 minutes. Remove salmon from oven. Brush salmon with marinade. Return salmon to oven 4-5 minutes. Done!
Let me know how you liked this recipe!