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Maple Grilled Salmon

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)
The sweet-sour marinade is cooked down to a syrupy glaze that's brushed on the salmon as it cooks. The citrus and maple flavors would also be tasty with pork. Garnish fillets with orange slices, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 270
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fat 10.6 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 2.5 g
  • protein 31.1 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 80 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 216 mg
  • calcium 27 mg

How to Make It

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

    Maple Grilled Salmon
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
  2. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

  3. Remove fish from bag, reserving the marinade. Pour marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 5 minutes).

  4. Place fish on grill rack or pan coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness, basting occasionally with marinade. Remove fish from grill; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

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