Salmon is one of those things that can be cooked so simply and quickly that it becomes true "fast food". Mix together a speedy glaze and you can inject wonderful flavor. In this recipe, the bold rich flavor of hoisin sauce pairs nicely with citrus which helps to lighten it up a bit. You'll love how simple it is to prepare.
Recipe from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tsp honey
4 salmon steaks (each 8 to 10 ounces and an inch thick)
OR 4 salmon fillets (totaling 1 lb)
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
Heat the broiler. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, hoisin sauce and honey to make a glaze. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper. Place the salmon on a rimmed baking sheet and brush both sides generously with the glaze.
Broil the salmon about 4 inches from the heat source. If cooking salmon steaks, baste once and cook until opaque in the center 10 to 13 minutes. If cooking salmon fillets, cook only about 6-7 minutes until opaque in the center.
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I loved the ease of preparation with this dish and it had great flavor to boot!
Because I live in the middle of the Canadian prairies, I don't bother buying fresh seafood since it was probably already frozen and thawed before buying at the grocery store. I like to get the one pound package of 4 salmon fillets that have already been skinned and boned, which is why I adapted the recipe slightly to accommodate the thinner salmon pieces. From mixing up the glaze to getting the fillets in the oven and pulling them out is TEN MINUTES! That's some serious fast food. And look at how pretty, nutritious and well-balanced it is as well .
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