Brown sugar and maple baked salmon

I typically grill or pan roast my salmon. This time around I baked it and I’m now sold on baked salmon. The salmon came out tender and moist and with sweet and savory bursts with every bite. I threw some fresh green beans into the pain with the salmon and let them bake and caramelize as well. This was paired with leftover cauliflower risotto.

The risotto tasted wonderful on the first day, but so much better on the second day. The risotto recipe came from my realization that you can  basically make anything into a risotto, pepper, tomato, squash, fennel — you name it!  Basically take your favorite risotto recipe and add cauliflower. (Obviously, I’m still amazed by this). =)


Brown sugar and maple baked salmon

What you need:

  • 2 salmon filets
  • 1/8 c brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (keep lemon rind)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make it.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine liquid ingredients and pour over salmon, cut lemon rind in slices and place on top of salmon.
  3. Allow to marinate 20 – 30 minutes and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes.

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