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Hoisin Glazed Salmon

April 14, 2009

blogsalmonwineBeige isn’t just bad for your wardrobe, it’s also bad for your diet! Many experts agree that the key to a healthy diet is colour.  Colourful foods are richer in anti-oxidants than their bland counterparts.  Not to mention a colourful plate is pleasing to the palate.  

Also, if you include an array of colourful foods in your menu you don’t need any fancy sauces or presentation techniques to make your plate look pretty as the food takes care of that for you.

Lucky for us it’s now Spring and that means we have a plethora of colorful foods at our fingertips.  My sister and I recently put together this easy weeknight meal with local and in season foods.  It’s easy enough to whip together on a weeknight but would work equally as well for a dinner party menu served al fresco (with plenty of white wine of course!)

Ingredients

2 bunches Asparagus 

1 pkg mixed peppers (green,red, yellow and orange)

4 salmon steaks

1 tbsp fresh orange juice

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

2 tsp honey

coarse salt

fresh ground pepper

finely grated Parmesan cheese

balsamic vinegar

olive oil

1.  Heat the broiler.  In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, hoisin sauce, and honey to make a glaze.

2.  Rinse the salmon steaks and pat dry.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.  Place the steaks on a rimmed baking sheet.  Brush generously with the glaze (source: Great Food Fast, Martha Stewart)

3.  Place the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet.  Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

4.  Roughly chop the peppers into chunks and remove stem and seeds.  Place in a casserole dish, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.  

5.  Place all dishes in the oven about 4 inches from heat source.  Broil for about 10-15 minutes until salmon is opaque in the center, the peppers and asparagus are nicely browned and the Parmesan on the asparagus has melted.

Serves 4.


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  1. April 18, 2009 1:12 am

    This is the perfect remedy for my lack of fish and vegetables for the past 2 months! When I get home this is the first thing I’m going to make.

    Glad to see you back with the posts. x

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