Quick Simple Savory Salmon 3-Ingredient Recipe

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Manic:  January is crazy busy for all it seems and you want to make a quick homemade dinner for the family in record time. Healthy salmon sounds good but you don’t have the time or ingredients on hand to make it right.

Managed:  I remembered that I had the easiest salmon recipe that only requires the salmon and two ingredients that you probably already have on hand! I made this recipe last week, that I had almost forgot about, and it was so tasty!

This recipe comes from a friend.  Years ago, I picked my son up from his buddy’s house and I was shocked to hear my then 11-year-old tell me how much he loved the salmon they served him for dinner.  Did I hear my boy right who wouldn’t dare try salmon for me because it was fish?! 

So, I had to know the secret recipe that made my kid a salmon lover.  The next weekend when I drove my son back to his friend’s house for another play date, I asked the family for the recipe.  I couldn’t believe how easy it is to prepare. 

Just three ingredients and presto, you have savory salmon.  Here it is for your family to try: 






Simple Savory Salmon Recipe

You will need:

2 or 3 salmon steaks – I like to buy it wild

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup soy sauce

1.  Combine the maple syrup and soy sauce.  Marinate your salmon for as short as a few hours or overnight.  That is up to you.  I didn’t even marinate it last week when I made it and the recipe was still delish! 

2. Prepare the marinated salmon the way you like it.  My friend likes to cook it on the grill.  I like to sear it on the stove for four minutes on medium high in my cast iron skillet.  Then I cook it in a 400-degree oven for about five minutes or so.  

Sear face down in skillet.

3.  While your salmon is cooking, boil the left-over marinade so it will become a sauce that you can pour over your finished salmon if you desire.  More on how to safely boil a marinade can be found here in this foodsafety.gov article. 

4.  For a healthier meal, serve the salmon over brown rice or top over a salad.  

That easy and that good!  Enjoy!