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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Maple Glazed Salmon

There are a lot of reasons I love salmon.  It's all kinds of good for you, full of omega-3s and all that.  Plus, it's delicious and high in protein, so you feel great after eating it.  Cooked either on the grill or under the broiler, it takes less than 20 minutes total, so a great quick dinner.  Additionally, this spice rub can be used on anything from fish to meat, poultry or vegetables, so make extra if you like, it will keep in a sealed container. 

Maple-Glazed Salmon
recipe from Cooking Light

1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets (I used one 1 1/4 pound fillet)
Cooking spray
2 Tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat broiler.  I put mine on low, but if you only have high, that's ok.
Spray broiler pan with cooking spray and put salmon on, skin side down.
Combine spice mixture (paprika through salt) and sprinkle onto fillets.
Broil 6-10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
Drizzle salmon with maple syrup and broil one minute more.

For the two of us, I portioned the salmon fillet into four pieces.  One each for this dinner, and the rest for tomorrow's creamy salmon pasta.

This looks a little less blackened in person, but the sugar and maple syrup caramelize nicely.
We ate it with roasted sweet potatoes for an all orange and black meal.  How unintentionally festive. 

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