Any type of salmon or other thick meaty fish like halibut or tuna, will work in this simple and delicious recipe. It works great for a weeknight family dinner and kids love the sweet flavor the maple syrup gives the salmon. Perfect sides include garlicky roasted new potatoes and sautéed spinach.
2 lbs. boneless, skinless fresh salmon fillets
Glaze: 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 3 Tbsp. maple syrup 1 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. Dijon country-style mustard 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated 1 Tbsp. heavy cream1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
Combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until mixed well. Spray a broiler pan with non-stick spray and line the bottom tray with foil. Rinse the salmon and pat dry with paper towels, then place onto the broiler pan. Brush glaze over all sides of the salmon, coating it well, using no more than half of the glaze. Reserve the other half. Set your upper oven rack so that the salmon is positioned about 4”-5” from the flame.
Turn on your broiler, to the high setting if you have the option. Once the oven is thoroughly heated, place salmon in the oven and broil for 5 minutes. Remove salmon at that point, and brush the remainder of the glaze on the salmon. Return it to the broiler until done, approximately another 2-3 minutes depending on thickness. It will develop a nice dark golden brown crispy crust, but should not be burned, the meat will flake easily (yet still very moist), and be a uniform pink color when cooked through. Serves 6-8.