spectacular salmon

So… I never liked salmon. And by that, I mean that I am pretty sure I never even tried salmon until about a year ago under the assumption that I wouldn’t like it. It’s easy enough to avoid. With a swift “Oh, no thanks, I don’t like salmon” a lifetime can fly by (because I am so old ; ) where you have never even taken a bite. I don’t know why, I guess it’s the pink color that reminds me of under cooked chicken. So about a year ago I took the plunge. I like fish. People like salmon. I like most people. And it was good! And I was happy. And I was a little sad for all the times I had turned it away. But I assure you, we have probably made up lost times times two. The best part is that this salmon recipe takes 8 minutes and four ingredients. And to top it off, paired up with whole wheat cous cous and steamed green beans, the entire meal is easily multi-tasked together in 10 minutes (or see the above variation of brussel sprouts and quinoa-brown rice). It’s my new, healthy go-to meal when I hit the 5 o’clock meal panic after work. Enjoy!

Easy Glazed Salmon
from Real Simple

4 6 ounce filets of salmon (I have them take the skin off for me)
 2 Tbs honey
1 Tbs soy sauce
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Set the oven rack to the highest position, and turn on the oven to broil on high.
  • Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil. Place the salmon spaced evenly on the sheet.
  • Cook the salmon under the broiler for 5 minutes.
  • While the salmon is cooking, combine the honey, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes.
  • When the salmon is done, remove from the oven—but leave the oven on broil.
  • Coat each salmon fillet generously with the glaze. Put back in the oven for another 3 minutes to finish cooking. Watch carefully, as there is a fine line between golden salmon and burnt salmon. If it makes you feel better, you can bump the rack one down after you glaze the salmon.

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