This sticky glazed salmon is SO good and SO easy it’s become a weekly regular around our place. This coming from the girl who picks new recipes every single week for my meal plan because it’s just more fun to make something new! I love the anticipation of trying new meals and I think that’s one thing that keeps me into cooking week after week. But this salmon guys…it’s so good that we’ve been making it once a week for about two months straight now.
Hear me out- pick up a five dollar 6oz portion of salmon at Mariano’s (or Whole Foods!- add a few bucks,) whisk together a handful of ingredients, most of which you already have on hand, let marinate for about 15 minutes, throw in the oven for another 12 minutes, plate next to some roasted veggies or a salad you’ve made ahead of time, and BOOM, you’ve got a fancy and seriously healthy tasting dinner in 30 minutes on a Monday night.
It’s sticky, sweet, spicy, salty and satisfying. I love how the sauce runs into my veggies on the plate too- I’ve served this next to a variety of veggies and salad and I always end up running whatever it is through any of the extra sauce that gets away from the salmon. Yummmm.
For this particular dinner, I made a spinach side salad inspired by this recipe from Cookie & Kate. I just mainly swapped spinach leaves for the broccoli. (But the original broccoli version is AMAZING.) And, I’m embarrassed to admit this after I started this post out by saying how I don’t like to make the same things over and over, but the corn muffin is this tried and true recipe I’ve posted about more than ANY other recipe I’ve made because I’m that in love with it –> My favorite cornbread.
- 2 6 oz portions of salmon
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp siracha
- 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
- 1 clove minced garlic
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a piece of foil in a small pan, spray with nonstick spray, and place salmon on foil.
- Combine all ingredients from soy sauce to garlic in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour about half of the mixture over prepared salmon. Let sit for about 15 minutes before baking salmon for 12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium high heat and add the remaining sauce to pan. If sauce looks like it's going to bubble over, lift the pan off the heat for few seconds and then set it back on the burner. Continue to do this for about 5-6 minutes, until sauce looks like it's thickening and becoming a glaze.
- When salmon is done cooking, pour glaze over salmon and serve.