Sunday, May 25, 2008

Maple Walnut Salmon

Happy Memorial Day weekend! This weekend is traditionally marked with spending time with family and friends. For us this is no exception. The Brain's family is all in town. They came in Friday night and are sticking around until Monday. It's a nice occasion for the kids to all play together. It also means I won't be cooking again until Monday at the earliest!

So while I'm taking this short little break from family festivities, please enjoy this short little recipe for some unbelievably simple and delicious salmon. Thursday night I was trying to come up with something to eat and decided to hit my expandable folder of recipes I've cut out of magazines. This Maple Walnut Salmon comes courtesy of Prevention magazine. It's healthy and surprisingly tasty. It's even elegant enough that you could serve it to company. And it's a snap to throw together!

Maple Walnut Salmon
adapted from Prevention Magazine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes

2 5oz salmon fillets
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place fish in 8"x8" glass baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with syrup. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

While fish bakes, warm oil in small skillet over medium high heat and stir in walnuts. Cook until lightly toasted, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Spoon nuts over fish.


glamah16 said...

Yummm. I have all that maple syrup from Canada.And I dont always want pancakes. Will give this a go.

Sara said...

Me, too, Lot's of really special maple syrup sitting around, but we rarely make pancakes. Definitely going to try this one. Thanks for posting this, Mary!

I hope your weekend with the in-laws is going well.

Anonymous said...

Happy weekend!

Emiline said...

Yum- sounds delicious. Sometimes I forget how good walnuts are.
Those cupcakes look good too.

Hope you have a great Memorial Day!

Emily said...

Mary, your salmon sounds delicious! We're having a salmon recipe contest and awarding the creator of the best recipe with 15 lbs. of wild salmon! If you'd like to enter this recipe or another favorite, please do so at