I am so excited to be sharing my first recipe for Health Food Fridays! I'm kicking off the series with one of my favorite foods- Maple-Glazed Salmon.
Salmon is so healthy and full of omega-3 fatty acids which have many important health benefits and are especially good for your heart. It is very important to eat wild salmon and not farm-raised. Not only do farm-raised salmon have less omega-3 oils, but they are given antibiotics and pesticides, not to mention they are fed dye to make them pink like their wild counterparts (doesn't that sound appetizing?!)
Now that you know what to look for, here's the recipe. It's so simple & yummy!
- 1 lb. wild Alaskan salmon
Season salmon fillets with garlic salt & pepper. Bake at 425° for 14-16 minutes until fish flakes with a fork.
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 TB. apple cider vinegar
- 1 TB. dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- dash of salt & pepper
Mix glaze ingredients in a small kettle, bring to a boil, and simmer for several minutes until glaze thickens.
Spoon glaze over salmon fillets to serve. Enjoy!