Honey Glazed Baked Salmon

imageBeing a sushi and sashimi fan, I almost always prefer my salmon raw — especially fatty salmon. Not much prep time required!  But even when cooking this pink fish, not much time is neede.  To overcook it would be to ruin it. I’ve had cooked salmon in many different iterations — from salmon omelets to salmon baked in pesto sauce to salmon with pasta. Today, I thought of preparing something sweet with my salmon, and what better way do it than with honey.  So here it is, my recipe for a baked, honey-glazed salmon.

INGREDIENTSimage

2 salmon fillets (about 1 lb each)

1 1/2 tbsps honey

1/2 cup apple juice

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp lemon juice

1 small lemon, sliced, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. In a small pan, combine honey and apple juice. Cook over medium-high heat, bringing it to a boil until the liquid reduces by half.  Remove from heat and let cool. Place salmon fillets on a shallow bowl, skin-side down. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over the flesh side of the salmon. Pour the honey juice over the salmon and let stand for 5 minutes.  Turn the salmon over the let stand for another 5 minutes. Place the fillets, skin side down in oven and cook for about 10-12 minutes, brushing the fillets with the remaining glaze.  Remove from heat. Slice each fillet into half to make a total of 4 cooked fillets. Transfer fillets into a serving platter. Sprinkle salmon with lemon juice. Serve with a side of your favorite steamed vegetables and rice. Garnish with fresh lemon slices.

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