Fish and seafood are some of the healthiest foods available and salmon is even healthier than most. The benefits you receive by eating salmon are numerous. It’s one of the foods richest in omega-3 fatty acids, so it’s good for your heart and cardiovascular system, your cognitive and mental health, and it helps keep skin and hair soft and shiny. It’s also an excellent source of protein, low in fat and calories, and is rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals. Salmon has high levels of B vitamins which aid metabolism, too. The list of health benefits goes on and on. But how do you cook salmon so everyone in your family likes it? Take a look at these honey glazed salmon recipes and you’ll soon be turning fish haters into salmon lovers.
Honey-Mustard Baked Salmon
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teespoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
4 oz salmon fillets
1 lb. fresh asparagus spears, ends trimmed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, stir together the honey, mustard, butter, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
Put the salmon fillets in the center of the pan and arrange the asparagus around the salmon. Sprinkle with the pecans and drizzle with the honey-mustard sauce.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork.
Grilled Honey-Soy Salmon
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 large salmon fillet (about 2 lb.), cut into 8 pieces
In small bowl, mix all ingredients except salmon.
In shallow glass or plastic dish, place salmon. Pour marinade over salmon. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 1 hour.
Heat coals or gas grill. Remove salmon from marinade; reserve marinade. Place salmon, skin side down, on grill. Cover and grill over medium heat 10 to 20 minutes, brushing 2 or 3 times with marinade, until salmon flakes easily with fork. Discard any remaining marinade.
If the weather isn’t cooperative, broil your honey glazed salmon indoors instead of grilling.
Honey Foil-Wrapped Salmon
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 pounds salmon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Then with foil, line a baking sheet.
Whisk together honey, thyme, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper as desired. Go easy on the salt. It tends to make the salmon drier.
Place salmon onto the prepared baking sheet and fold 4 sides of the foil up well. Lay the honey mixture over the salmon using a spoon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon; make sure it’s covered completely and the packet tightly sealed.
Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
These delicious honey glazed salmon recipes are the easiest way to get your family the outstanding health benefits from salmon without them turning up their noses at fish.
Wild caught salmon are preferable over farm raised when you are seeking the most amount of health benefits.