Maple Glazed Salmon

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. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  2. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. dash of siracha (to taste)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  6. 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 1 pound Atlantic salmon
For the sides
  1. 1 Tblsp butter
  2. 1 Tblsp olive oil
  3. 1 bunch of asparagus
  4. 1 cup rice
  5. 1 1/2 cup water
  1. To begin, whisk together the ingredients for the salmon marinade.
  2. 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).
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Bake the salmon for 20 minutes in an oven safe dish until fish is thoroughly cooked, and easily flakes with a fork.
  5. Add the rice and water to a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover and cook rice for 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  7. Cut the woody ends off of the asparagus.
  8. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil. Sautee the asparagus for about 7 minutes, or until al dente.
  9. Finally, serve and eat! This is a great recipe to make ahead as lunches for work!
Half Baked Cooks

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