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Easy Salmon Marinade

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in meat | 0 comments

This marinade recipe was given to me by my college roommate, and it works equally well for salmon or chicken.  The blend of sweet and salty make for a savory dish that I keep returning to over and over.  Wild sockeye salmon is the best way to get in a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids, so we have this salmon dish at least once a month.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Easy Salmon Marinade

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 salmon fillets
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the dijon mustard, honey, tamari, lemon juice, and garlic.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for several hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Wrap the fillets in parchment lined foil.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, unwrap, and serve.
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Salmon with Grapefruit Marinade

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in meat | 0 comments

Day 5 of a Week of Grapefruit.  We all know salmon is an excellent source of omega-3s in a form easily used by our bodies which helps our hearts, our brains, our joints, and our eyes.   But salmon has many more health benefits such as its high quality protein, Vitamin D, and Selenium content.  Wild Alaskan salmon is the least contaminated source of these healthy little guys, and I buy mine at Costco in a large bag of individually wrapped fillets because let’s face it – eating healthy is expensive, and these frozen fillets are a way I can afford to feed my family this nutritious food.   Try this flavorful marinade the next time you bake salmon.

Salmon with Grapefruit Marinade

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the grapefruit juice, tamari, honey, molasses, ginger, onion, pepper, cayenne, and garlic in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Place the salmon fillets in the bowl with the marinade.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  5. Place the salmon fillets on separate pieces of parchment paper and spoon some extra marinade on top of each.
  6. Wrap each piece of salmon in the parchment paper, and then cover each piece with foil.
  7. Place directly on the rack in the oven, and bake for at least 10-15 minutes, or until salmon is done to your desire.
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