One of the wonderful things that I get from writing this blog is a connection with all kinds of fantastic people who send me inspiration! I love that people send me great new ideas and inspiration. This one in particular was sent by my cousin’s husband. He has sent a few great ideas and this is the first one I have tried, though if this recipe is any indication, the others will be coming as well! This is one that they found while living in Boston from a favorite local place.
Salmon is a favorite of mine, our family and my boyfriend’s. It is such a great and easy way to get a delicious protein source. You may remember this herb salmon, which is a new favorite, but this is a great option if you like sweet marinades. My favorite part was definitely the thyme! I love fresh thyme to begin with, but it was the star here. If I were to make changes for next time, I would definitely put the fish in a plastic bag with the marinade (which I ignored from the recipe because I was in a hurry…oops). Since it is a very liquid marinade, allowing it to marry with the fish would help. I also thing I could go just a little less on the maple syrup, but I am a savory person. Overall, I think this was fantastic and definitely something I will make again! I served it with the fig salad and good bread, which was a great match!
Sweet Thyme Salmon
New Deal Fish Market Inc. Salmon Fillet with Soy Maple Marinade
(2 6-oz Fillets)
Soy Sauce (4 tbsp)
Real Maple Syrup (3 tbsp) (can sub honey)
Dijon Mustard (1 tsp)
Garlic Cloves Minced (1-2)
Olive Oil (1 tbsp)
Thyme (2 pinches) Preferred Fresh & Chopped
Blend or Whisk thoroughly and coat fillets. Let marinate in fridge for 30-45 minutes.
Broil for 5-7 minutes (or until well caramelized). Separate with fork to check doneness. I prefer mine medium-rare.
BF made some bread and olive oil as an accompaniment. J Perfect!