- Two appetizers including Coconut Crusted Tiger Shrimp with hawaiian pineapple sweet chili sauce and the Maine Lobster Dim Sum white truffle emulsion & lobster cream sauce
- My main entree: Roy’s Classic Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with marine lobster butter sauce
- My husband’s main entree: Roy’s Classic Trio which included hibachi grilled salmon, Roy’s original blackened island ahi & hawaiian style misoyaki butterfish citrus ponzu sauce, spicy soy mustard butter, wasabi ginger cilantro
- My cocktail: The Original Hawaiian Martini nothing says martini like shaken, not stirred, and Roy’s put this delectable creation on the map. in classic Hawaiian fashion, our Maui pineapples are infused in Skyy vodka, Stoli vanil vodka and Malibu coconut rum. shaken and served with fresh pineapple
- For dessert: the Molten Chocolate Lava cake and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake… both amazing!
But I digress. Today’s post is really about the lunch I prepared today that reminded me of that fabulous dinner at Roy’s. I found this recipe for Maple Soy Glazed Salmon in the 2005 America’s Test Kitchen Live! cookbook (pages 152 – 155) and it was perfection. The original recipe is for the grill, but I adapted it by cooking it indoors on a grill pan.What we wanted: To avoid the burnt, stuck to the grill crust and flavorless interior that plague most glazed salmon. We also hoped to create a sweet, crisp and flavorful salmon dish.
What we learned: Marinate the flesh side of the fish in a mixture of soy sauce and maple syrup. Grill the fish, flesh-side down, then flip, glaze twice, and flip again. When the fish comes off the grill, glaze it again. Needless to say, a well-oiled grill is a must…
I opted not to glaze quite as often as the recipe calls for since I was preparing my salmon on a grill pan. Perhaps if I did use an outdoor grill, I would have glazed more often to ensure the flavors are locked in. Either way, the glaze was a perfect balance of sweet and salty, with a wonderful consistency. Here is my adapted recipe for Maple Soy Glazed Salmon (indoor on grill pan):
1/3 cup good quality soy sauce
1/3 cup real maple syrup
4 salmon fillets (about 8 oz each), each about 1 1/2 inches at the thickest part
Ground black pepper
Vegetable or olive oil
Sesame seeds for garnish
1. Whisk the soy sauce and maple syrup in a baking dish until combined. Carefully place the fillets flesh-side down in a single layer in the marinade (do not coat the salmon skin with the marinade). Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
2. Heat the oil in your grill pan over medium high heat until hot. Remove the salmon from the marinade and sprinkle the flesh liberally with freshly ground pepper. Place the fillets flesh-side down on the hot grill pan and cook until grill-marked, a deeply browned crust has formed and the salmon is opaque. Using tongs, flip the fillets skin-side down. Cook until skin is nicely browned, careful to not overcook the salmon. Remove from heat and allow salmon to rest.
3. In a small non-stick pan, place remaining marinade and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Brush the salmon with the glaze and use to dress plate.
I served the salmon over a bed of steamed brown rice with a bit of sliced scallions. For a nice side, I also steamed some sugar snap peas that I lightly tossed in 1/2 tablespoon of butter. To garnish, I sprinkled some sesame seeds over the dish.
Price and Availability of Maple Soy Glazed Salmon
Salmon is a popular dish to prepare, and among its many varieties is the maple soy glazed salmon. This beloved fish is full of flavor, taking on a sweet-salty combination that will make your taste buds go wild. It is available in many markets and seafood restaurants, and is a classic dish in many Asian cuisine.
How is Maple Soy Glazed Salmon Made?
Maple soy glazed salmon is created by combining a mixture of maple syrup and soy sauce, with a light and savory flavor marinade that perfectly complements the fish. The salt in the soy sauce helps to tenderize the fish and combined with the sweet maple syrup flavoring, creates a unique taste that is hard to resist. The marinade is spread over the salmon fillet, and allowed to soak in and the fish absorbs the flavors. Once that is done, the marinade is cooked until it caramelizes and forms a glaze that coats the salmon.
Benefits of Eating Maple Soy Glazed Salmon
Maple soy glazed salmon provides a delicious and healthy marinade that is packed with nutrients. Salmon is a good source of complete protein, also providing omega-3 fatty acids and is rich in vitamin B12, which are all essential nutrients for a healthy and balanced diet. It is lower in saturated fat compared to other cuts of meat, and contains antioxidants, such as selenium, which helps the body fight against free radicals. Eating this dish regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease and other health issues.
Moreover, the maple soy glaze is also highly nutritious, as the soy sauce provides essential amino acids and is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals. Maple syrup is also packed with nutrients and contains many antioxidants that are beneficial to health.
Serving Maple Soy Glazed Salmon
Preparing maple soy glazed salmon is easy. It is good for any kind of occasion, from a casual family dinner to a more formal event. And best of all, the taste of the marinade can be adjusted to your liking by adjusting the levels of maple syrup or soy sauce.
Example recipes of maple soy glazed salmon can be cooked in the oven, in a skillet, or over the barbecue. For those who do not enjoy consuming salmon raw, there are alternatives, such as baking in an oven-safe skillet or third-party air fryers and other machines. In the oven, the maple syrup and soy sauce glaze will caramelize and form a delightful piece of fish that can be served with a side of vegetables or rice.
Finally, maple soy glazed salmon can also be served as a cold salad, by combining salmon, chopped green onions, ginger, and the marinade over a bed of greens, topped with toasted sesame seeds for an exquisite flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.How long does it take to make this dish?
A.It typically takes about 20-30 minutes to prepare the marinade and glaze, and then 15-20 minutes for the cooking process.
Q.What are some alternatives to maple soy glazed salmon?
A.Some alternatives that can be substituted for the salmon in this dish are other types of fish, such as cod, mahi-mahi, or halibut. Alternatively, tofu or tempeh can also be used for a vegan version of the dish.
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup maple syrup
4 salmon fillets, each about 8 oz
Ground black pepper, to taste
Vegetable or olive oil for cooking
Sesame seeds for garnish
In a baking dish, whisk together soy sauce and maple syrup. Carefully place the salmon fillets, flesh-side down in the marinade. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Remove the salmon from the marinade and sprinkle the flesh with freshly ground pepper. Place the fillets, flesh-side down in the hot grill pan and cook until grill-marked, a deeply browned crust has formed and the salmon is opaque. Using tongs, flip the fillets skin-side down. Cook until skin is nicely browned. Remove from heat and let the salmon rest.
In a small non-stick pan, bring the remaining marinade to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes. Brush the salmon with the glaze and use to dress plate.
Do not coat the salmon skin with the marinade.
Be careful not to overcook the salmon.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Halal
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 425 kcal
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 750mg
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 20g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 37g
- Cholesterol: 90mg
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