Maple Soy Salmon

At least once a week (usually on Sundays or Mondays), I make salmon for dinner. Knowing that salmon is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which help a little one’s brain development, has always inspired me to keep it in our regular mealtime rotation.

Salmon is full of flavor and has a firm texture which most kids love, so I like to keep it basic and not jazz it up too much with sauces. However, I find that a quick marinade made with soy sauce, O.J. and a touch of maple syrup creates a light, sweet glaze that my kids adore. It's amazing how adding just a little extra love in the form of a few everyday ingredients can turn a simple food into something extraordinary that's good for you, too!

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Maple Soy Salmon (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 8 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 lb Salmon Fillets, cut into 4 even pieces

Preparation

1. Place the soy sauce, maple syrup and orange juice in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
2. Place the salmon fillets in the mixture, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
3. Place rack in the middle of the oven and preheat broiler.
4. Place the salmon fillets skin side down on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil for about 8 minutes (make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn).
5. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.