Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brown Sugar Roasted Salmon

Another tasty salmon dish this week. This was one I found in an ad for Norwegian Salmon in Cooking Light.
#55 - Brown Sugar Roasted Salmon
I think what really appealed to me was the idea of the sweetness of the brown sugar & maple syrup with the oily fish. The fish cooks with the brown sugar on top caramelizing into the flesh. The sauce that goes on top mixes the maple syrup with a a tangy mustard and a little dill. Its a bit like a honey mustard sauce but the syrup has a deeper flavor & the dill is just a good pairing with the fish.

This is a super fast & easy dish to make, perfect for a busy weeknight but I also think good enough to serve to company. If I was making this for entertaining I'd have the fish chilling with the sugar on it & the sauce made before guests arrive. Then all that would be left to do would be cook the salmon. I'm betting it would be good cooked on a grill too.

Brown Sugar Roasted Salmon with Maple Mustard Dill Sauce
(adapted from a Norwegian Salmon ad)

2 T brown sugar
1/2 t ground pepper
1/4 t kosher salt
2 salmon filets, about 6 oz each
1 T olive oil
2 T maple syrup
2 T country-style Dijon mustard
1 t dried dill

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Mix the brown sugar, pepper & salt together. Rub on the flesh side of the salmon, using all the mix. Place on a plate & cover loosely with plastic wrap & chill for 15 minutes.

Coat a small baking dish with 1 1/2 t olive oil. Put the salmon on the oil, skin side down. Drizzle the remaining oil over the top. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until desired doneness.

Stir the syrup, mustard & dill together to create a sauce.

Serve the salmon with the sauce over the top.

2 servings.

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17 comments:

Kate said...

When I met my husband I discovered that he didn't like salmon, so I made him a salmon dish with a maple syrup glaze that won him over. It's the only way that The Teen will eat salmon. Yours looks marvelous. I can just about taste it!

Scorpio Woman said...

It looks so yummy. I like to try different recipes with salmon. Thanks for the recipe :) I'll try it.

Elle said...

I'm not a huge salmon fan, but even that looks wonderful! I'll be it would be great on the grill.

Beth said...

I have got to try this Kat. The salmon looks so tasty

Sook said...

Ooh salmon with sweet sauce. That sounds so delicious!

Emily said...

This looks so tasty! I actually have never tried salmon!

grace said...

salmon has never really enticed me as much as what you've depicted and described here. that sauce sounds pretty stellar too--i'll bet it'd be good on pork too!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I really like the simplicity of this recipe! This is great for those busy week nights.

George Gaston said...

kat... what a beautiful glaze for your salmon! It looks amazing.

Annie said...

our landlady gave my husband and i some salmon her Alaskan son caught. i've been biding my time trying to figure out what to do with it. i'm gonna give this recipe a whirl. it looks fabulous!

Deborah said...

I love glazed salmon - and this makes me realize I haven't even had fish in much too long.

Sharon said...

Salmon pairs so well with sweeter sauces or glazes. Definitely a great recipe. I'd love to try this on the grill as well.

Peter M said...

That fillet is calling me, calling me. I nice sweet and savory flavour combo.

Heide said...

This recipe sounds so good. i'll have to try this.

Michelle said...

WOW...salmon and brown sugar...WOW! What a taste explosion!!

Young Adventures... said...

I made this for dinner last night. I used regular dijon instead of the country-style, because that is what I had. My whole family loved this, including the kids! This recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing!

carrieknitscake said...

I made this tonight! My husband loved it. It was my first glazed salmon!! It's a definite make again for us. Your sausage and peppers and this recipe are in rotation in our house!!

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