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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!


Slow Roasted Salmon


We’re expecting some snow here in Central Maryland. While those of you in New England might be thinking, “You want snow? Come take some of ours,” we have had very little in the way of measurable, fun snow. What does that mean? About 7-10 inches. You can do stuff with it and thankfully, it doesn’t last too long around here.

My hope was to welcome the snow by having actual smoked salmon this weekend but that didn’t pan out. I had a large piece of salmon and I decided that since smoking is essentially slow cooking, I could do something similar in the oven.

I topped my salmon with maple syrup and sea salt and put it in a low slow oven for a two¬†hours. That’s it! That doesn’t really require a recipe, does it? Cooking time for an eight ounce piece of salmon was about 20 minutes. Since I had a 2 1/2 lb piece, my minimum cooking time was almost two hours. I used a very low cooking temperature of 250.

I served the salmon with mung bean noodles and baby bok choy. It was a heavenly meal. There’s a little left over salmon for us to have while we wait out the storm. I know, not your typical snow day food, but it was easy to make and very tasty!