There are times when you are in the grocery store and you see a frozen item on sale that is a really good buy. It might be an item that you normally don’t purchase frozen, but it seems too good to pass up. This is what happened with a 4 pack of frozen salmon filets. It was a great deal, but, every time I opened up the freezer, I was never interested in preparing them. I just kind of felt like they were taking up valuable space where I could keep additional packages of bacon 🙂 or maybe Tupperware containers filled with excess cookies!
I decided that I had to cook up the salmon. Sigh. I really wasn’t looking forward to it but I knew it had to be done. I started looking through my recipe collection and came across a glaze that looked pretty simple. It must have been my lucky day, as I had all the ingredients on hand.
This was prepared on a week-night and from start to finish (with the exception of blog photos :)) we had dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. By making your own glaze, you can really transform a frozen piece of meat into an exceptional week-night dinner. (I actually cooked the salmon from frozen)
Of course, this glaze could be prepared for fresh salmon (even yummier) – I think it would also be good on a pork tenderloin.
*Note – I don’t know where this recipe came from, it was on piece of paper with no reference to a cookbook, website or blog. If you know where this originated, please pass it along and I will update accordingly.
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp minced ginger
- 4 salmon filets (fresh or frozen)
- Pre-heat oven to 400°F
- Mix all ingredients together except salmon
- Place fish in shallow baking dish and drizzle marinade over fish
- Bake fish in heated oven for 15-20 minutes.