Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup Glaze
(Makes 4 servings, recipe adapted slightly from Cooking Light.)
4 salmon filets, thawed if frozen (6 oz. size)
2 tsp. maple syrup
olive oil or non-stick spray for grill
salt to taste
2 tsp. sweet paprika or smoked paprika (don’t use hot paprika)
1 tsp. chile powder
1 tsp. ancho chile powder (optional, or use another tsp. regular chile powder)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. brown sugar
Combine paprika, chile powder, ancho chile powder, cumin, and brown sugar. Rub fish on both sides with paprika mixture. If you have time, let fish sit in the refrigerator for an hour or longer with the rub on. (You can also rub it before you go to work and cook the salmon when you get home.)
When you’re ready to cook, take salmon out of the fridge. season with salt as desired, and let it come to room temperature. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium high. Brush grill with olive oil or spray with nonstick spray. Put the maple syrup into small bowl and have a pastry brush ready.
Grill salmon on the first side 4 minutes, then turn gently. Cook 2 minutes on second side, then brush with maple syrup and cook 2-3 minutes more or until fish feels firm, but not hard to the touch. Total cooking time will be less than 10 minutes, don’t overcook. Serve hot.
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South Beach Suggestions:
I wouldn’t use a recipe like this with brown sugar and maple syrup for phase one of the South Beach Diet, but I think with the minimal amount of sugar per serving, it would be fine for phase 2 or 3. This salmon would taste great with Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Flavors and Asian Cabbage Salad with Sesame Seeds and Peanuts.
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