If you are making an effort to reform your diet and start eating clean for the summer, you have likely heard all the magazines and health food experts recommend salmon as a go-to option to incorporate into your diet. Yet, while salmon is a definite power food to decrease bloating and fuel weight loss, let’s be honest — many people might not immediately jump for joy at this option. A common misconception is that salmon is a boring, bland health food; one that you realistically eat only when you are on a diet and actively trying to lose weight. But in reality, salmon is actually far from tasteless, and can be prepared in countless delicious, creative ways that incorporate both sweet and savoury ingredients. Believe it or not, salmon can be cooked with anything ranging from fresh, in-season veggies to a number of kitchen condiments such as maple syrup. Many salmon dishes feature a surprising ingredient often associated with sweeter, more decadent desserts: brown sugar. Well, you guessed it, brown sugar salmon is the new summertime recipe.
If you’re concerned about the added sugar, you can rest assured that this brown sugar salmon dish only comes to 330 calories — making it an optimal calorie-friendly dinner with fresh veggies on the side, or as an option to throw on a salad for lunch for some extra protein.
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 (6 ounce) boneless salmon fillets
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Move your oven rack approximately 6 inches from the heat source.
- Spray the rack of a broiler pan to ensure the salmon won’t stick.
- Season the salmon with the desired amount of salt and pepper of your choosing. Place salmon onto the sprayed broiler pan.
- Whisk the brown sugar with the Dijon mustard. Spoon the mixture onto top of the salmon fillets, giving each fillet an even amount.
- Cook for 15 minutes and you’re done. All that is left is to enjoy your brown sugar salmon outside in the beautiful weather!
Thanks to All Recipes for the recipe and the imagery!