This recipe has changed over the years. It has gotten better and better and somehow much simpler. I guess sometimes it’s the simple things that are life’s sweetest treats!
MAPLE SOY GLAZED SALMON
• 4 salmon fillets
• 4 tbsp dark Soya sauce
• 2 lemons (one juiced, one sliced for serving)
• 4 tbsp maple syrup
• 2 green onions, chopped
• 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
• 2tbsp peanut oil (can use olive oil)
• 2 cloves garlic, pressed or chopped
• Cracked black pepper
• 1 lemon, cut into wedges
• chopped parsley for garnish
Preheat oven or grill to 400 degrees.
The best way to prepare this salmon is on the BBQ, however a well seasoned cast iron skillet is also tops in my book. Alternately, if you do not have either of these, a good non stick (that can go into the oven) will do.
Juice one lemon into a bowl, add all other ingredients except salmon and parsley. Mix with fingers, add salmon to bowl. Gently coat salmon in mixture. Let sit for 20 minutes.
Place salmon skin side up in middle of bbq. Close lid and cook for 3 minutes. Flip salmon, and cook another 3 minutes. Turn off middle burner (ensure salmon is over the “off” section of your bbq). Close lid and cook for another 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness.
Heat pan over high heat. Add olive oil and reduce heat to med/high. Place salmon in pan skin side up and sauté for 3 minutes. Flip salmon over and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes. Sprinkle with ½ of the sesame seeds. Place in oven. Cook salmon in oven for 5-7 minutes depending on thickness.
Remove from heat and let rest for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds, green onions and parsley. Serve with lemon wedge.
Since all BBQ’s and ovens are different, your times may very. Test doneness by flaking one of the ends. If it falls apart easily, it is done.