Monday, January 14, 2013

New Recipe - then I'll be back to scrappin' :-)

Hi there everyone!  I made these great salmon steaks for dinner tonight and want to share on more recipe with you.  I know if you are like me, you are always looking for something new, different and EASY to make for dinner!! 

I called it Marinated and Baked Brown Sugar and Spice Salmon So here you go...

I'm not really a big fan of salmon - I would never order it out - because there are too many other things that I like better, but I know it is good for you - OMEGA something or other - right?  and my family likes it - so I try to make everyone happy -

I bought these 5  @ 2 1/2" wide pieces of salmon - I had the butcher at the supermarket slice them for me - and had him leave the skin on - YUCK - I know - but you need it to :
a. hold the flaky fish together when marinating and  cooking and
b. I think it must give it some flavor when cooking too.

SO - I rinsed them off, patted them dry - and then put them in a deep container and mixed up the following marinade -

OKAY - so here is my problem - (well, it is kind of yours actually) because I don't really like to be bothered actually measuring stuff - so - the quantities below are "guestaments" but don't stress over it -just go with it -  I'm sure yours will turn out fine -

I mixed -
@ 2 T granulated garlic powder
@ 1 T powdered ginger ( use grated fresh if you have it)
a couple of twists of black pepper from the pepper grinder
3/4 C of a Teriyaki Marinade - you could probably use soy sauce here too
1 1/2 Cups fresh squeezed orange juice

I poured this over the fish (skin side up )and added the 3 large orange slices on top - then marinated overnight.

The next day - Preheat oven to 375 degrees

I put a piece of parchment paper, in a 9 x 13" pan and sprayed it with cooking spray.  Place the fish in the pan skin side down.

In a small cereal like/size bowl - I made a Brown Sugar and Spice "rub"

@ 3/4 C Brown Sugar -I used dark and did not pack it down
@ 2 T granulated garlic powder
@ 2 T Mrs. Dash Mediterranean Seasoning - or anything like it
@ 1 T powdered ground ginger
@1 1/2 T of seasoned sea salt that we brought back from Hawaii - I would just substitute any good sea salt here
@ 1 T Smoked Paprika - *okay - if you don't have this - BUY IT - it is awesome -adds a great smokey flavor and not spicy.

** You could mix all this the night before too - to save you time after work**

Mix all together and sprinkle over each piece of fish until the tops are well coated

Bake fish at 375' for 10-13 minutes -depending on how thick your fish is.


PLEASE - I'd love it if you took a minute and came back here to let me know if you made this and if you enjoyed it!

Bon Appetite!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri