Behind The Recipe
First and foremost, let me share you a story behind this recipe. Tinu will be flying to Berlin next weekend for a leadership conference. It’s a formal gathering of suit-and-tie-donning business leaders from all over Europe. Fancy, huh? Well, I’m happy for Tinu but I’m sad at the same time as I won’t be there with him. Plus, I’ve been waiting to go back to Berlin; I miss the brezels, overflowing beer, bratwurst, ahhh! Everything! (And part of me wants to know how it feels to don a suit and tie, too! *wink) The good thing though is that I won’t have to drive myself crazy deciding what to wear! Gosh, I just hate that feeling of having to choose just one from different but equally gorgeous outfits!
As a matter of fact when the meeting was a couple of weeks away, Tinu has already been preparing for the important event. He had purchased a sharp-looking suit with a very classy midnight blue sheen, a pair of brown leather shoes, and a matching brown leather briefcase. Man, he does look fantastic! But aside from the exquisite outfit, he also wants to look at his best on the day of the conference through eating healthy starting this week. So in his very endearing sweet voice, he asked me if we could go red meat-free just this week. (And by the way, he has been concerned about gaining weight lately. But as for me? I still love ’em manhandles!) For this reason, I have chosen “Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon with Chinese Five Spice”.
Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon with Chinese Five Spice
Naturally, as a supportive husband, I whipped up a delicious and healthy recipe for him: Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon with Chinese Five Spice. I know that he LOVES salmon so much and besides, it is packed with dietary nutrients he needs.
To add some oriental twist to the recipe, I rubbed my favorite homemade chinese five spice onto the salmon. (You gotta love this seasoning as this is so versatile!) And for the sauce, I mixed maple syrup, minced garlic, soya sauce, and lemon juice. The result? Rich, sweet, tangy, and garlicky sauce which is so perfect to complement the salmon! To make sure you get the thick consistency, reduce the sauce into half. Put back the fried salmon into the emulsified sauce, and tilt the pan just to coat the fish with some awesomeness. Hmmmm… just writing about the recipe makes my mouth water!
A taste you will surely love
This maple syrup glaze salmon dish is not just easy to make but it is also incredibly, insanely, and supremely delicious. And no, I’m not saying all these because it’s my recipe! This salmon recipe is so so so good it will surely make you go ooh-la-la! And the sauce? Nom nom nom! Truly a taste of heaven! So go ahead, give it a try and share me your thoughts about it!
This salmon recipe is so so so good it will surely make you go ooh-la-la! And the sauce? Nom nom nom! Truly a taste of heaven!
- 500 grams fresh salmon. (4 pcs.-no skin included)
- 1 tsp. chinese five spice
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (honey or agave syrup)
- 1 pc. lemon
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 tsp dill (sauce and garnish)
Wash your salmon fillets with cold water and pat dry using a kitchen paper. Season it with salt and pepper and rub it gently with chinese five spice.
Heat the frying pan, melt the butter and add olive oil. Fry the fillets for 2-3minutes. Turn it and fry for another 1-2minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
In a small mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, lemon juice, soya sauce, minced garlic and dill. Mix well.
In the same pan, pour the sauce mixture and bring to simmer. Let the sauce reduce into half, or until it gets thick and syrupy. Put back the fried salmon into the emulsified sauce and tilt the pan to coat the fillet with the syrup. Or spoon the sauce into the fillet.
Serve immediately with salad or rice. Voila! Bon appetit!