Pepper-Crusted Maple-Glazed Salmon

Total Time:
41 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
24 min
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper (Grind it yourself, or purchase "cracked" pepper at your grocery store)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut (or other vegetable) oil, or a spritz of oil spray
Directions
  • In a re-sealable bag or a small deep bowl, mix maple syrup and soy sauce. Arrange fillets so that marinade completely covers fish. Marinate in the refrigerator for as long possible (a minimum of 4 hours, but ideally 24 hours to do it justice).

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  • Rub oil on a 10 by 10-inch sheet of aluminum foil.

  • Place pepper on a small plate. Remove salmon from marinade and pat topside only into cracked pepper to coat. Place fillets, pepper side up, on foil.

  • Bake on the top rack of the oven for approximately 7 minutes. (Syrup may cause fish to smoke when cooking, do not be alarmed.) Salmon can also be grilled directly over hot coals for about 3 minutes per side. But do not even think about using a microwave. Avoid overcooking the fillets. Salmon is best when the color has turned to a pale pink, but the fish is still moist throughout. Serve immediately on warmed plates.


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