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Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon

20 Jan

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.

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*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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  2. Mix all ingredients together except salmon
  3. Place fish in shallow baking dish and drizzle marinade over fish
  4. Bake fish in heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
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3 Comments

Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Entrée, In a Pinch, Salmon

 

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3 responses to “Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon

  1. Redawna

    January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This sounds absolutely fabulous!

    Defintely going to give it a try.

    Thanks

     

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