Friday, May 29, 2015

143.6...Maple Salmon

I made the second most amazing salmon a couple of nights ago. What's the first you ask? Well, it's my Amazing Salmon of course! But this recipe for Maple Salmon is such a close second! The marinade for this salmon is so good that I had to turn it into a sauce for the salmon after it's cooked. 


Maple Salmon (Serves 4)

Recipe adapted from All Recipes 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 salmon fillets 
1 Tbsp. chicken broth
1 tsp. cornstarch

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.

2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once. 

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered for 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

5. Remove salmon to a plate and pour the marinade in a saucepan. Mix together the broth and cornstarch and add to marinade. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened. Pour over salmon.



The salmon tasted great with asparagus and it would also be good with some white or brown rice.

Thursday nights are a little tough in the dinner department. My son has basketball practice right in the middle of "dinner time" so I need something that I can throw together fast. That's usually when I pull out one of my containers of leftovers out of the freezer. Last night it was Chicken Tikka Masala. I even had leftover frozen rice. Doesn't get any easier than that. 


My breakfast this morning was the same as the last billion days. Sorry people...can't help it. It's such a satisfying combination.


After school drop off I went to a meeting, then the gym for Zumba class. I picked up some groceries for the weekend and various errands. Lunch was a Greek Salad with Chicken Kabob at Luna Grill. 


Tonight my son has summer basketball tryouts and we have dinner with friends. Happy Friday!

What is your go-to quick dinner?

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