Fish is one of the quickest dinners that you can get on the table. I love that I can usually go from a frozen fillet to cooked in about an hour. This salmon does need to be marinaded for 30 minutes (no more or the fish can take a weird texture) but after that it’s just a quick 20 minutes in the oven and you’re good to go!
The marinade is a simple mixture of real maple syrup (it’s okay to splurge on the good stuff), soy sauce, and garlic. It makes the salmon lightly sweet and caramelizes beautifully in the oven. I served this alongside some rice pilaf and a big pile of the best roasted broccoli in the world– recipe coming soon!
- 1-2 lb salmon fillet
- 1/4 C real maple syrup
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- black pepper
- Combine maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic in a small bowl.
- Lay two pieces of foil slightly overlapping in a 9x13 baking dish. Place salmon skin side down on the foil so that you can bring the sides of it up and over the fish and close to bake.
- Season salmon with salt and pepper and pour maple mixture over it. Close foil and allow to marinade for 30 minutes-- no longer.
- Place in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake still covered for 15 minutes. Open the foil and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes under the broiler to caramelize the top. Fish is done when it flakes easily in the thickest part.
by Heather Cheney
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