Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweetish fish

No not these. "Sweetish" like 'sort of sweet'. I know, it sounds a bit odd doesn't it? But lemme tell you - if you can stomach the's GUUUUUUD.

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Garlic - mmmmm

The first time I had this salmon was at a high school girlfriend's house back in college (follow that?) I'd gone over to a BBQ while home for the summer and her parents made this on the grill. It was so deliciously delectable I knew I wanted to try it on my own. However I neglected to get the recipe - and I'm not totally sure there was a recipe anyway.

So over the years (quite a few of them in there) I've managed to sort of come up with my own recipe and while - yes, it's sweet fish. It's sublime!

Salmon swimming in brown sugar and butter *drool*

I suppose sweet fish isn't so far out since Teriyaki Salmon is frequently seen at Japanese restaurants and Miso Glazed Sea Bass isn't exactly un-sweet either. Yet each time I slather a piece of salmon with brown sugar it strikes me as a bit out there. I guess I need to get over it!

My recipe goes like this:
1 pound salmon fillet
4 T softened butter
5 cloves minced garlic
1/2-3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 t salt

Might not be a bad idea to fry that garlic a bit first

It might be good to cook the garlic a bit if you're not prepared for sort-of-delicious yet sort-of-disgusting, garlic breath post dinner. However I haven't ever cooked the garlic...I don't mind breathing a little fire.

Season your piece of salmon

Mince the garlic and make a paste with the brown sugar, butter and salt. I also season my fish with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cover the fish with the brown sugar spread and wrap it in a piece of heavy duty foil. Then put it on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes at 400° (time will depend on the thickness of your fillet).

Slather it on - the more, the better (depending on your perspective)

Wrap it all up to bake

It's absolutely delish. I try not to prepare my fish like this too often since it sorta seems to take all that heart healthy goodness out of a beautiful piece of salmon. But once in a while it's okay to splurge, right? Let's look at it this way. How else can you get your Omega-3's with your dessert?

Somehow I don't crave dessert after eating this for dinner.
OK, well...maybe... um, not always.

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