This delicious maple glazed salmon, served with rice and asparagus tips, is a great healthy and quick dinner! This is a super simple recipe with only a few ingredients and requires very little effort. However, you would never know it from the tasty outcome – this salmon has bold flavors and is perfect for even the pickiest eaters! Salmon is also a great way to mix it up if your go-to dinner is chicken or beef; a rut I find myself in when I get stuck in an after-work-laziness routine. For this recipe, I created a glaze and marinated the salmon for 30 minutes before baking. I hope you enjoy this easy, healthy, and TASTY Maple Glazed Salmon!
For the Salmon:
1/4 cup maple syrup
Bake the salmon for 20 minutes in an oven safe dish until fish is thoroughly cooked, and easily flakes with a fork.
Cut the woody ends off of the asparagus.
Maple Glazed Salmon
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For the Salmon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- dash of siracha (to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pound Atlantic salmon
For the sides
- 1 Tblsp butter
- 1 Tblsp olive oil
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1 cup rice
- 1 1/2 cup water
- To begin, whisk together the ingredients for the salmon marinade.
- Place the salmon fillets in a gallon sized ziploc bag, and add the marinade. Do not marinade fish for longer than 30 minutes- this is because the acidic elements of the marinade will start to change the color, texture, and smell of the fish if left marinading for hours (think ceviche).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake the salmon for 20 minutes in an oven safe dish until fish is thoroughly cooked, and easily flakes with a fork.
- Add the rice and water to a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer.
- Cover and cook rice for 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
- Cut the woody ends off of the asparagus.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil. Sautee the asparagus for about 7 minutes, or until al dente.
- Finally, serve and eat! This is a great recipe to make ahead as lunches for work!
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