We have discussed salmon before and you will actually recognize this recipe from the PHENOMENAL pizza we talked about a while back…aka Salmon Flatbread pizza. Not like I am partial or anything…
But I felt like that killer salmon needed its own post.
So here it is…kinda recycling my own posts and it hasn’t even been a year yet. You guys are in for a treat…aaaaand everyone clicks ‘unsubscribe.’
But for the two readers still there, you rock, and as a reward I give you DAT☝
Although I will admit the dishes for the salmon flatbread pizza stacked up and filled an entire side of the sink (<-still worth it), we were left craving that flavor but in a I-don’t-want-to-destroy-the-kitchen type of way.
You got it. We baked those bad boys and it was deeeeelightful. But don’t take my word for it. My in-laws have to be the most salmon-loving people I have ever met and they couldn’t stop raving about it. I was sort of embarrassed when I explained how easy it was…and then I saw the lack of dishes in the sink and I got over it. (<- no dishes=happy girl)
Although I don’t really consider us ‘seafood people’ salmon will always have a special place in my heart. A couple of years ago I can’t say that I had ever had salmon in my life. Unless my mom’s ‘salmon patties count, like with salmon from a can. You guys don’t even look at me like that…those things were da’ BOMB. However, they didn’t really give me the authentic salmon experience. That all changed a couple years ago when I went to dinner with this really cute boy that said we just HAD to go to this steak house because they had the BEST salmon ever (insert all the anxious emojis). Not wanting to disappoint that cute boy, since the date was going like…AMAZING…I faked excitement and planned to eat later on. And then I actually LOVED it and didn’t hold back like a gal probably should on her first date with said cute boy. Guess my salmon stuffing face didn’t stop him from marrying me. YES.?
This caramelized salmon is the closest I have come to that same delightful feeling of when I truly experienced salmon cooked to perfection. And I promise you don’t have to have a cute boy/girl to eat it with for it to taste amazing. I am sure it would help though ?
Give your sink a little break and whoever is on Dish Duty the night off.
This salmon is where it’s at!
- 1 full salmon filet
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ maple syrup
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Pat filet dry and add to a lined baking sheet and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix sugar, syrup and seasoning and pour half over filet and place in oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove and slice into 4 even sections and spoon mixture back onto salmon and return to oven for 3 minutes and remove.
- Add remaining half of mixture to salmon and return for 1-2 minutes or until it begins bubbling and remove.
- Allow to cool slightly and serve.