Recipe: BBQ Glazed Baked Salmon


I am really learning to love salmon!  This recipe adds some zip to your salmon, using a homemade BBQ sauce!  It is so easy to make and a great way to work more fish into your weeknight dinners.

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Ingredients:

BBQ Glazed Baked Salmon, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com
BBQ Glazed Baked Salmon, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com

For the BBQ Sauce:
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. mustard

For the Salmon:
6 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions
For the BBQ sauce:

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add to a saucepan, and cook over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the flavors have blended.
  3. Reserve and keep warm.

For the salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and bake until thermometer reads 130 degrees F and salmon is opaque in the center, and flaky.
  3. Once cooked, remove and glaze with the warm BBQ sauce.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Do not put the glaze on the salmon until after the salmon is cooked, because the sugar in the glaze will carmelize and burn in the oven.
  • The original recipe called for grilling the salmon, but I chose to oven bake it. If you choose to grill it, first coat the grill plate with oil to avoid sticking.  Then grill on one side for 7-8 minutes, then carefully flip the salmon and grill it on the other side for 5-6 minutes.

Yield: 6 fillets
Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, Recipe courtesy Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine’s Eat!, Show: Restaurant: Impossible, Episode: Secret Garden

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