"When I ran out of orange juice, I substituted marmalade in a broiled salmon recipe I've been making for years. It turned out to be the best salmon I ever had." -Gail Sheriff, Fairfield, CT
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (1 1/2-pound) salmon fillet
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Place salmon on rack of a broiler pan lined with foil; sprinkle fish evenly with salt. Spread half of marmalade mixture over fish. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from oven. Spread remaining marmalade mixture evenly over fish.
Instead of putting the glaze on the salmon, I decided to reduce the glaze so the garlic wouldn't be raw. Upon reducing it, it lacked some flavor, so I added 2 tb of water, 1 ts of fresh ginger and one scallion. It just elevated the glaze. I then put the glaze on the salmon and then put it in broiler until it got a nice crust on top. I finished it in the oven. When it came out, I brushed the remaining glaze on top. With the simple additions, it's a 5 star recipe.
I stumbled on this last night when I realized I didn't have a key ingredient for the salmon recipe I usually make. This was light-tasting and delicious - way better than you'd guess from the simplicity of the recipe. Quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal but I wouldn't hesitate to serve it to company either. I will definitely make it again.
I love this recipe and have made it many times, although I put the glaze on the salmon before roasting and skip the broiler. Seems to keep the fish very moist. If I'm home alone, I just use a 4-ounce piece and bake for only 10 minutes, and even with the larger portion, I only bake about 14 minutes. Had this tonight with sweet potato fries (baked right next to the salmon, and cherry tomatoes sauted with shallots.
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