Here’s an easy recipe for salmon. You can cook it in the oven, but I prefer cooking mine on the grill. The spices impart a smoky flavor with some heat; and the maple syrup adds that little touch of sweet.
|Mom and Dad’s Maple-Glazed Salmon |
Adapted from Penzey’s
Rating: 8 out of 10
|INGREDIENTS: 4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets |
1 tsp. Hungarian sweet paprika (Szeged, preferably)
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground ancho pepper (I used chipotle)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
About 1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pure maple syrup (I used 1 Tbsp.)
Rinse fillets under cool running water; pat dry with paper towels. Combine spices and sugar. Sprinkle the fish with the sea salt; rub with the spice mixture. Place salmon on broiler rack lined with tinfoil or coated with cooking spray. Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle with maple syrup about 1 minute before fish is cooked.
For grill: Place salmon, skin side down, on hot grill (about 400-425F) over indirect heat. Cook for about 8 minutes, or till fish is done. (Note: Salmon is best when it’s slightly undercooked, or red in the middle. It will continue to cook as it sits.)