Salmon is my number one favorite "meat" so I'm always looking for a variety of ways to cook it. Here is another of several ways I like to prepare it. (I only make this with REAL maple syrup, so can't vouch for the results if you substitute.)
- In a small bowl whisk together the syrup through cornstarch solution until smooth.
- Place the fillets skin-side-down in a shallow baking pan.
- Pour the syrup mixture over the salmon.
- Bake about 15-18 minutes at 450°F until the fish flakes easily; baste with glaze halfway through cooking.
- Sprinkle with scallion and almonds before serving.
We made this for New Year's Eve with a couple of modifications, and it turned out great!
- 4 tbsp of maple syrup
- 2 tbsp of grainy Dijon instead of the ginger
- only 1/2 tsp of cornstarch
It was served with wild rice, and green beans. Thanks for sharing a great one.
I made this--for maybe the third time--as part of a weather-delayed "Christmas" dinner. Instead of individual filets I used one large (2.5 lb) filet. This time I added a couple of teaspoons of coarse ground Dijon mustard to the mix. I garnished it with some thinly sliced lemons and some springs of fresh dill. Once again, even people who claim they don't like fish were VERY complimentary and it was devoured to the last flake. This recipe is a WINNER! Thanks.
Holy crap! Not only is this recipe SO SO SO tasty, but it's really hard to screw it up! Win. Win. I used a microplane zester for the ginger (definitely recommend a fine grating rather than dicing). I only used 2 salmon fillets and the amount of sauce was perfect. I wouldn't mind a little more either! I might cut down on the cornstarch just a bit since it was getting pretty gooey toward the end. 18 minutes was perfect, I served it with stir-fry veggies. BEST meal I've made in a while, and I make pretty good stuff!