The most common baked salmon recipe uses lemon juice and lemon pepper which you can find right here. Salmon is so delicious that you’d probably never get sick of the lemony seasoning. Well, my husband isn’t very fond of salmon and neither are my kids. I wanted to try something different so that I would get everyone to eat it – maybe a sweet marinade would do the trick.
First, I whisked together the soy sauce (we use this soy sauce that’s low in sodium), brown sugar, water and olive oil. I wanted to create a sweet taste that I know my kids would love. They ended up licking their fingers and plates! What an awesome feeling as a mother when our babies have satisfied tummies after a hearty, healthy meal.
Just like many other seafood recipes, this one also involves a sprinkle of lemon pepper, salt, and garlic powder, or freshly minced garlic. I always recommend using freshly chopped garlic for the best taste, but sometimes I don’t like the smell on my fingers that linger long after multiple hand washings. So, I’m all for that refrigerated stuff where the garlic is already chopped for you in a jar (like this kind).
One of the best, most satisfying factors of a classic salmon dish is it’s tender and soft centre. You’ll know you’ve cooked it just right when it falls apart as you cut into a piece for a bite.
As soon as you take your pan out of the oven, the marinade will have thickened and smell sweet and savoury. Make sure to drizzle it on top of the salmon with a spoon before serving.
For more Dinner ideas:
- Easy Gluten-Free Butter Chicken
- Quinoa Chili (Vegan, Gluten-free)
- Chicken Rice and Black Bean Burritos
- 1½ pound of salmon fillets
- lemon pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- salt to taste
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup water
- just under a ¼ cup olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400°. Remove the skin on the salmon, wash, and cut into fillets. I like to cut the thicker pieces in half.
- Using parchment paper or tin foil on a large baking dish, spread out fillets and season with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
- In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and olive oil. Drizzle on top of the fish.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets. Alternatively, you could coat the fish in a bag with the marinade and then place them on a preheated grill, and discard marinade. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.
- When ready, remove from oven and spoon the marinade on top of the salmon.
That’s it! Not many ingredients and you will be surprised how delicious this dish really is. I hope you all enjoy.