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Maple Grilled Salmon

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 1/2 teaspoons sauce)
Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for brain development and heart health.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 317
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 13.3 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 36.2 g
  • carbohydrate 10.9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 227 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add fish. Seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 3 hours.

  2. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

  3. Remove fish from marinade, reserving marinade. Pour marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 3 minutes).

  4. Place fish on grill rack or pan coated with cooking spray; grill 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from grill; sprinkle evenly with salt. Serve fish with sauce.

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  6. Young Chefs can:

  7. Hold zip-top plastic bag while liquid ingredients are added

  8. Sprinkle fish with salt

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  10. Older Chefs can:

  11. Squeeze orange for juice

  12. Help measure liquid ingredients