Glazed Salmon Fillet

With the start of the New Year I have vowed to eat healthier. After indulging on sugary and high calories foods over the holidays my body is just ready for healthy. So onto my healthier eating…

I love fish. With that said I have to say that salmon is one of my favorites. One of my favorite ways is to make it on an indoor grill with a little lemon and Mrs. Dash, super simple and really tasty.

But sometimes it is a good thing to change things up and make things that you would never think about making in your wildest dreams. Such as this glazed salmon recipe, the combination of ingredients was a little surprising to me. Brown sugar (I know not so healthy, but it is not a lot so I think I am safe), dill weed, red pepper. Is it just me…? I know when I showed the recipe to Mike, he was not too sure that he would want to eat it.

But I have made some recipes that I have questioned the combination of ingredients and they have turned out to be quite flavorful. Well the same thing happened with this one, it was yummy.  The brown sugar gave a touch of sweetness and the red pepper gave it just a touch of heat. If you are tired of your salmon recipe and are looking for something with a little different flavor I would really advise you to give this one a try.

Glazed Salmon Fillets (Source: adapted from Taste of Home)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 teaspoon red pepper (If you would like a little less heat reduce this amount)
1 pound of salmon
Lemon-pepper seasoning
1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients.  Remove 1/2 cup save for serving over the broiled fish. (Heat this reserved 1/2 cup in the microwave just before serving the fish). Set aside the remaining mixture for basting.
2. Sprinkle salmon with lemon-pepper. Spray boil pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Place salmon on broiling pan skin side down.
3.  Place the salmon under the broiler for 2 minutes and remove, brush with the brown sugar glaze. Continue to broil fish until done, basting occasionally, about 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of your fillets.

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  1. says

    This is one of the reasons I’ve had such a difficult adjustment to the midwest from the east coast, I love fresh seafood.

    I think when your only option for seafood is pre-frozen, you have to be sure you’ve got great recipes for it. I’m a salmon lover like you are, so I’ll be trying this one.

  2. says

    I am a salmon fan, but never thought of venturing out to do anything with it other than season it the way I have done the last 40 or so years. Thanks to opening this up to me.

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