Carmen, a friend of mine who used to run a cooking school that I taught at, told me about this recipe and I have used it ever since (tweaking it a bit). My daughter even asked me for the recipe to make it at university….perfect for that “I wanna eat well but I have no time to cook” crowd.
Easy Glazed Salmon
Don't think you can have restaurant quality fish on a weeknight in minutes? Think again!!
- 4 portions salmon filets (you can sub in any fish fillet or even chicken)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp garlic/ginger paste (or sub in 2 tsp each chopped garlic and ginger)
Season the fish with salt and pepper (lightly because it will get the flavours from the glaze)
Put a touch of oil in the bottom of the pan (about 1 tbsp) and heat to high. Sear both sides (if the fish has skin, do flesh side first to get it crispy and then turn it and do the skin side...this way you can turn the heat off while it is still a bit pink in the middle and the skin will have a chance to crisp a bit). Turn the heat off.
In a small bowl, stir together maple syrup, chili sauce, and garlic/ginger paste (it should look like the picture above); pour it over the cooked fish in the pan.
Place the pan with the fish under the broiler for a few minutes; remove from the oven and sprinkle with a squeeze of lemon juice and some chives. Serve immediately.