I love salmon so very much...a delicious and rich taste, highly versatile, packed with nutritional goodness...love, love, love. And, with just a handful of ingredients (all of which you probably have on hand already in your pantry) you can take the flavor of this fish to the next flavor level! Week-night meal, date night meal, or even for casual entertaining...this dish has you covered!
Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh wild caught salmon fillets
- 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Cooking spray
Step : Prepare the glaze...combine the maple syrup, paprika, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Whisk well until smooth and well combined.
Step 2: Pre-heat your over to 350 degrees. Lay the salmon fillets on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray (less mess). Coat the fillets generously with the glaze.
In the pre-heated oven, bake the salmon for 18 minutes, re-applying the glaze to the salmon half-way through cooking. When the salmon is fully cooked, it should be very easy to peel the skin from the flesh of the salmon fillets.
I served the cooked salmon on a bed of garlic quinoa with a side of steamed spinach. The combination was phenomenal! Hope you enjoy!!
Cheers and Happy November!!