This maple soy salmon is the best and most delicious salmon recipe. It is very easy to prepare and very nutritious. Maple is one of the preferred choices for a sweetener as it is not so hard on the liver of blood sugar levels.
Salmon Fish Nutrition Facts
Salmon is a very nutritious fish. Salmon is a cold water fish. This means that it is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. Clinical evidence suggests that EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid), help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Salmon contains tryptophan, which is a precursor to seratonin, which can help manage depression. Salmon is also a good source of vitamin D which may help to improve mood, protect against macular degeneration, and aid in bone health.
Salmon fish also contains virtually zero carbohydrates, which is great for people with diabetes.
Maple Soy Glazed Salmon
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 side fresh salmon skinned and de-boned
- Start this recipe the day before serving as it will need to be marinated for 24 hours. Lay the fish in a dish.
- Mix the soy, maple syrup, ginger and lime in a small bowl and pour over the fish so that it is covered (or almost) with the liquid.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours, making sure you turn the salmon several times. Once you have marinated it for 24 hours, take the marinated fish out of the fridge two hours before cooking it.
- Heat the grill pan to medium-high.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade and drain. Cook the salmon face side down (this is the side that did not have the skin) for a couple of minutes until it lifts up easily and has dark char lines.
- After a couple of minutes and using a spatula, carefully turn the salmon over to cook the other side for another couple of minutes.
- Remove from the pan and allow the salmon to rest for at least 20 minutes, covered loosely with foil. Serve with salad.