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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"What's For Dinner?" Wednesday: Maple Glazed Salmon with Citrus Dressed Mixed Green and Apple Salad

With the holidays approaching, and lots of delicious, yet heavy dinners in sight, I thought that a nice, light recipe would be perfect for tonight. This is a recipe that I learned in my second year of culinary school. It is simple,delicious, and perfectly light.

Maple Glazed Salmon
Serves 4
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on
  • 3/4 cup good quality maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • good quality sea salt 
1.Pour the maple syrup into a casserole dish. Place the salmon flesh side down into the maple syrup. Place in the fridge and let marinate for at least an hour.
2. Heat a non stick pan over medium high heat, add the oil and then the salmon, skin side down. Cook until the skin in crispy and the bottom of the flesh is starting to turn pink, about 3-5 minutes. Don't flip the fish, it will cook through without flipping, and flipping will ruin maple glaze. This will make a medium cooked salmon, if you prefer a well done cooked fish, cover the pan and cook for about 2 minutes longer.
3. Remove from the pan, sprinkle with a little sea salt and serve on top of the salad.

Citrus Dressed Mixed Green and Apple Salad
Serves 4
  •  2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 green apple, cut into julienne
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 4 cups mixed greens
1. To make the dressing, in a mixing bowl whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, garlic and salt and pepper until combined. Slowly pour in the oil while continuing to whisk until well combined.
2. In a large bowl toss the mixed greens with the apple, onion and dressing.
3. Serve with the salmon.


*Tip: To save time, you can use a store bought salad dressing. If you can't find a citrus based dressing, a simple oil and vinegar will go as well.


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