food thursday… or should I say Friday

It’s Lent and I’m always looking for new ways to cook fish on Friday. Not that we have to eat fish, we could go meatless. But we like fish and I make it for dinner once or twice a week anyway so Friday’s in Lent tend to be fish dinners. (and give me flashbacks of mac & cheese and fish sticks)

A few weeks ago someone who knows about my husband’s lifestyle change, let us borrow a cookbook of heart healthy recipes. I was flipping through and the recipe below was one of the first to catch my eye. It’s salmon – which the whole family likes. And it includes maple syrup – a sure-fire way to my kids’ hearts. We had it for dinner this week (and no, I didn’t remember to take pictures). It was easy, yummy and healthy – the perfect combination!

Maple-Glazed Salmon
2 TB maple syrup
1 1/2 TB apple juice
1 1/2 TB lemon juice
2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp five-spice powder
4 salmon fillets (approx 6 oz each)
cooking spray

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combine first seven ingredients to make a marinade. Marinate the salmon for 15 minutes. Save the marinade.

3. Coat the broiler with cooking spray. Place the salmon (if they have the skin on, skin side down) on the broiler pan and broil for 12 minutes (if you’re making skinless, flip them halfway through). Baste with leftover marinade once or twice. Fish is done when it flakes easily.

Calories per fillet: 316

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