Maple Glazed Salmon (4 servings)1/4 cup pure organic maple syrup or Agave Nectar (agave has lower glycemic index, preferred for diabetics)
1/4 cup PURE organic maple syrup or Agave Nectar (agave has lower glycemic index, preferred for diabetics)
- 2 tablespoons Tamari sauce (like soy, without the MSG, found in Asian food aisle)
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 salmon
Quinoa Side Dish (4 servings)
- 1 tablespoon organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa (often found in bulk food sections of grocery stores)
- 2 cups organic chicken or broth
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 c. dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley*
Maple Glazed Carrots (4 servings)
- 8-10 medium carrots, peeled and julienne
- 1 fresh orange, juiced
- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons organic pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel (grate peel from juiced orange)
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
Juice orange - for best results use orange at room temperature. Roll back and forth on countertop before cutting in half. Filter out seeds. Set aside.
Shortly before serving, dissolve corn starch in cool orange juice in small bowl with whisk. Pour into small saucepan, on medium heat. Continue to whisk until thickened. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain carrots; transfer to a serving bowl. Pour glaze over carrots; gently stir to coat. Serve.
Note: if you add cornstarch to boiling orange juice glaze may be lumpy. Best to dissolve corn starch in cool/cold liquid. Learned that from America's Test Kitchen!
Finishing Tip: Eight minutes or so before serving, place salmon on broiler pan, skin side down. Place in broiler. Turn carrots and quinoa dish to low heat. Make glaze for carrots. Adjust time as needed depending upon thickness of salmon.
Everyone in our family agreed it was the best salmon ever. I bought Sockeye Salmon, which is a leaner fish with more potent flavor. I happen to love strong salmon flavor. Another choice at Willy St. was salmon fished off the coast of Scotland, which was $16.99/lb. as opposed to $13.99 for the sockeye. I asked for four servings. Apparently the gentleman has a big appetite, because we are all having leftover salmon for dinner tomorrow - no complaints here!
Abby preferred plain cooked carrots vs. glazed (which I suspected and had set some aside for her). Kyle has never been fond of green things in his food. Had I used plain yellow/white onion in the quinoa he would have been fine with it, but basically he refused the rice because of "green stuff".
This is a heart healthy meal. Salmon provides essential Omega-3s, and quinoa has more protein in it than any other grain, or so I read at AllRecipes.
The meal was quite filling and no one asked for bread or dessert.
To your health!