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Here’s a quick and easy recipe to satisfy all of your salmon cravings. The marinade alone is worthy of our dreams. It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and savoury (and boozy, which never hurts). The fact that you can make an entire meal on one baking sheet is pretty great too. Less dishes to clean me more time to go back for seconds. Mmm…

MAPLE GLAZED SALMON

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 pound of salmon, with skin
  • 2/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of whiskey
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • desired seasonings

WHAT YOU DO

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together maple syrup, whiskey, orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon in a shallow baking dish. Add marinade mixture, submerging fillet.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. In a bowl, mix together potatoes with olive oil and add desired seasonings (may we suggest a little rosemary and thyme?).
  6. Wrap seasoned potatoes in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes or until almost soft.
  7. Drain most of marinade from baking dish, and reserve.
  8. Add salmon to the tray with the potatoes and return to oven for 10-15 minutes (adjust cooking time depending on thickness of fillet and desired doneness).
  9. While salmon cooks, pour marinade into sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer until liquid thickens into a glaze-like consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and top salmon with glaze.
  10. Serve hot, and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest