Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

My husband and I are embarking on a healthier eating for 2009 trek fueled by my desire to lose a few pounds and his cholesterol results coming back a wee bit too high for his doctor's liking.

Fish is one of the recommended foods on his list so the other day I picked up a nice salmon filet that was on sale at the market. I used this recipe from my most recent Taste of Home magazine. The only change I made was to not use butter in the first part of the recipe and just substitute it with olive oil instead (in turn I used less olive oil later in the recipe). Olive oil is on my husband's approved lists of foods so I knew that would be alright. I also used reduced sodium soy sauce in this recipe. All in all this came out quite tasty and I can't wait to make it again!

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
(from Taste of Home Magazine)

1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tsp butter (I replaced with olive oil)
1 tsp honey
1 tablespoon olive oil (I reduced this a bit)
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce (I used reduced sodium)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 salmon filet

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir brown sugar, butter, and honey until melted. Remove from heat; whisk in the oil, mustard, soy sauce, salt, & pepper. Cool for 5 minutes.

Place salmon in foil-lined baking pan; brush with brown sugar mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.


Becca said...

This looks really good!

Joelen said...

I really love how brown sugar works so well with salmon!

Erin said...

Looks delicious! I have something very similar to this in my blog from Cooking Light. My bf LOOOVES it. Check it out if you're interested. Perhaps I'll try this one out on him!

That Girl said...

This looks great even though it has dreaded fish in it!

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