Monday, July 27, 2009

Super Scrumptious Salmon

How many things are delicious and heart-healthy AND brain-healthy? Not many. Which is why salmon is basically the best food ever. I like to make it the night before big tests because I'm a full-fledged believer in the power of omega-3 fatty acids. And this salmon is super quick and easy so you can get back to studying for that test ;)

Salmon with Orange-Soy Glaze

-1 lb. salmon
-1/2 c. low sodium soy sauce
-3 tbsp. brown sugar
-juice from one orange (~3 tbsp.)
-sprinkle of cayenne pepper

1. Make sure that salmon is skinned and deboned. (A useful trick for deboning fish is to use tweezers [like the kind you pluck your eyebrows with, just make sure you wash them before and after!]). Cut into individual-sized portions.

2. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, and cayenne pepper and stir until sugar is dissolved.

3. Dip salmon pieces into mixture (don't be afraid to slosh it around so it absorbs the marinade). You can also put salmon in a Ziplock bag with the marinade for 30 minutes beforehand if you have time.

4. Place salmon on a baking sheet covered with foil. Drizzle rest of marinade on top of salmon and bake for 16-20 minutes at 325 °F until salmon begins to flake. Serves 4.

Look out for Top Secret Brownies Recipe coming this weekend!

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