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Dig In to This Heavenly Salmon Recipe

I am always on the lookout for an easy and nutritious dinner recipe. So when I came across this maple-glazed salmon recipe, I couldn't wait to try it out for myself - it checked both the nutritious and delicious boxes! One problem that I've always had with this heart-healthy fish is how to enhance its rich taste. The trick, I've learned, is to marinate it in a sweet, salty and zesty mixture. So, for an easy yet elegant treat, this salmon recipe is one you'll certainly want to try. Watch the video, then be sure to save the recipe below:

Here's the recipe:    

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 pound salmon, with skin
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup    
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, bourbon, orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper. Place the salmon in a baking dish and add the marinade to the fish, submerging it completely. Refrigerate and let it sit for 30 minutes.
2. Drain most of the marinade (setting it aside) and bake the salmon for 10 to 15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of the fish, you may need to adjust the cooking time. 
3. As the salmon cooks, pour the marinade into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer until the liquid has thickened into a glaze-like consistency. This should take about 10 minutes. Remove the fish from the heat and cover the salmon with the glaze. Serve immediately, dig in and enjoy!


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