It is Fast Friday again and time for another fast and fabulous dinner suggestion. If you are anything like me, by the time Friday rolls around the last thing you want to do to cook a big meal yet we all still have to eat. The dishes featured in this series aren’t necessarily fancy but they bring together simple ingredients most people already have in their pantries or have easy access to and allow you to put a real meal on the table in between 30 and 45 minutes. Enjoy and if you have your own fast recipes you want to share, please send them my way and I will in turn share them with all of my readers.
Fresh salmon makes for a fast dinner since it cooks quickly under the broiler. I like to marinade the salmon for a few minutes while the broiler pre-heats so that the flavor penetrates the fish. Do not let the fish soak for too long otherwise the flavors will be too strong and the texture will become mealy. I served this alongside leftover cucumber salad and a cherry and pecan quinoa pilaf that I started before I made the marinade for the salmon. By the time the fish was done so was the quinoa.
MAPLE-SOY GLAZED SALMON
2 salmon steaks
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste
- Combine the maple syrup, soy sauce, and minced garlic in a shallow non-reactive dish.
- Remove any pin bones from the salmon steaks.
- Place the steaks in the marinade and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Pre-heat the broiler. Coat a broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Place the salmon on the prepared broiler pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place the pan in the oven and broil for 3 minutes; baste with marinade and broil for an additional 2 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven, turn the salmon over and baste with the marinade.
- Broil for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the salmon flakes with a fork and is cooked through.