Beau and I are pretty different. We keep discovering this every day.
But at the start of our marriage, when he told me that he is not really into fish, well, those were just fightin’ words (I learned that phrase from my Texas friends!).
Of course, I could not come to terms with this. I assured myself that he had bad encounters with fish in the past, or perhaps he had an unhealthy attachment to Nemo (which he has since denied). Or maybe even both. No!
Thus began my journey to find a yummy fish recipe.
Just to start off, Salmon is probably not the “gateway” fish. It has a stronger fish flavor and is a bit meatier than other fish. I was on track to start him off right, with a light flaky tilapia or a delicious mahi mahi. But when I came across the Sweet-Spicy Glazed Salmon recipe from Cooking Light, I re-directed.
If you like salmon, you’ll love this! If you don’t like salmon, you’ll love this! If you love salmon but your lover/roommate/mother doesn’t…give this a whirl.
Also, it is simple and quick. A weeknight meal for sure. Let’s get started.
The Best Salmon Recipe
First, prepare your fish by laying it on a jelly roll pan lined with foil (or a baker’s mat). Season it with salt and pepper.
Bake it in a 425 degree oven for 12 minutes.
Now prepare your sauce. In a saucepan mix together:
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons Chinese-style hot mustard
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
Let it come to a boil.
Once the salmon is done, take it out of the oven and preheat the oven to Broil.
It’s time to drizzle that yummy sauce all over the salmon.
Leave no part of the fish uncovered!
Put it under the broiler for 3 minutes.
And that’s it! You’re done. Now it’s just time to plate up and watch the fish hater in your life question all their previous food preferences :)
This is one of our staples now and we love to eat it with creamy polenta or cheesy grits. And don’t forget those greens!