Who loves a delicious dinner that's simple to prepare and easy on the waistline? This girl!
As part of the local YMCA's Fall Into Fitness Challenge, I recently tried another new recipe, Maple Salmon. A few weeks ago, I tried a challenge recipe for Honey Dijon Chicken and it was really good! So I had high hopes this recipe would be just as satisfying.
It ended up being the perfect thing to eat after a tough workout. Protein rich, super tasty and filling. I paired it with a Fruit & Nut Kale Salad but it would be good with any type of salad.
1 lb raw salmon, cut into four portions
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Place salmon, skin side down, in a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt and black pepper. Pour mixture on top of the salmon and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After marinating for 30 minutes, bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes - or until the salmon is pink and can be flaked with a fork.
Optional: I decided to make an extra half batch of the maple mixture and brushed it on top of the salmon after it was done baking. Make sure you keep the extra maple mixture separate from your salmon marinade to avoid contamination.
Tell me: What's your favorite easy-to-prepare dinner?