Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon

bmsWith dreams of a lovely smoked salmon for dinner one night this weekend, I picked up a pretty decent sized piece of salmon from the store.

Sadly, work and other things got in the way, and if I wanted salmon, I was going to have to make it myself. I’ve had great luck slow roasting my salmon. It’s a very hands-off and simple way to prepare salmon. And it’s virtually impossible to overcook it this way. I’ve prepared Slow Roasted Salmon many times. I wanted to change the glaze a little bit.

Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Sea salt
Salmon, of course!

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the salmon)
  2. Put your salmon skin side down on a pan either prepared with cooking spray or covered with a Silpat or similar liner.
  3. Brush on some of the glaze.
  4. Bake at 250 for 40 minutes per pound.
  5. If you want, set a timer for 20 minutes, and glaze again.

Easy. Tasty. SOOO TASTY!!! Everyone loved this. I was hoping for enough for two full meals (it was a fairly giant piece of salmon) but no go. Just enough left for a couple lunches.

Easter is right around the corner and so is Passover. If you’re looking for something a little different for your table, this would fit the bill. It’s great with asparagus, and baby potatoes. The sweetness of the maple syrup is balanced nicely with the garlic and balsamic vinegar. I really recommend the second glazing. With the salmon warm, the glaze sticks a little better and the flavor is great!

This would be a great way to prepare other fish too. Just remember, 40 minutes per pound!

Enjoy!

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