Two salmon fillets
Crystalized ginger. About three of the small cubes, minced into tiny pieces.
¼ cup maple syrup.
Juice of ½ a squeezed orange, or about that equivalent of orange juice, which is probably about an 1/8th of a cup
The zest of one orange.
Mix all of the above together for the glaze.
Salt and fresh ground pepper
Heat oven to 350F
Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
Salt and pepper both sides.
Heat a skillet on medium, with about 2 Tbs. of olive oil. (make sure it is an oven proof skillet and don’t forget that the handle will be hot once you take it out of the oven.
When it is hot, put salmon in. Swish so that it has oil on bottom of salmon. Then leave it be until it is nice and browned. This will only take about 4 to 5 minutes. With a fish spatula turn the salmon and then pour the glaze over it and put it in the oven.
Set timer for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on how big the salmon pieces are. Usually 8 minutes is going to be enough. Half way through, go in with a spoon and spoon some of the glaze over the salmon.
When you take it out of the oven. If the glaze is still too watery, put the salmon on plates and put fry pan on stove and reduce on the stove-top for a couple of minutes to thicken it. Pour over salmon and enjoy
This recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious. It is my idea of fast food that is good a weeknight treat, or good enough to serve to company. Add to that the fact that it is good for you and you have the perfect dish.