Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Promise of a New Glaze

Over the weekend I had a lovely girls night out with some friends and while at dinner, two girls ordered this amazing looking Glazed Salmon that I immediately wished I had ordered but alas I had my mind on grilled lemon chicken and artichokes at the time (and it was delicious). Still, days afterward that glazed salmon stayed on my mind and so yesterday I searched high and low for a Weight Watchers friendly recipe for it and lo, I found one.

What can I say about this recipe? Um it's delicious. The combination of sweet and spicy is phenomenal with the salmon oh and did I mention it's a mere five (5!) points a serving for a 6 ounce (which is more than generous) portion? Yeah. This is definitely a keeper and if you have ever loved and lost a glazed salmon, this recipe is for you. And any non Weight Watchers people in your house will love it and never know that the glaze only has 1 Tbsp maple syrup in it and only HALF A TEASPOON of brown sugar.

Meanwhile on an Adam's Taste taste scale which runs from "Not Bad" to "This is Awesome!" this scored a "THIS IS AWESOME!". And only after the first bite!

So let's get started.

Weight Watchers Spiced Maple-Glazed Salmon recipe
Makes 4 servings

2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground dried ancho chile powder*
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon chopped green onions


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the paprika, chili powder, ancho, cumin, garlic powder, and brown sugar. I didn't have ancho chile powder so I just doubled up on regular ol' chile powder.



If you have not already done so, cut your salmon into 6 oz filets and sprinkle with the salt, then rub with the spice mixture.



Combine melted butter (I used Olivio) and maple syrup;



Then drizzle each fillet with a bit of the mixture. I used a nylon brush to make sure it was pretty well coated. Then sprinkle each with a bit of green onion.



Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until it flakes with a fork.



OMG

Serve with rice or orzo pasta and steamed green vegetables drizzled with bottled fish or oyster sauce. Of course you don't HAVE To use the sauce but I was food shopping yesterday evening and saw oyster sauce, remembered that it was mentioned in this recipe and figured, what the hey. It is AWESOME. Kind of like a sugary soy sauce. You only need a dash and it goes a long way!



Enjoy!

WW POINTS per serving: 5
Nutritional information per serving: 245 calories, 9.1g fat, 0.9g fiber

12 comments:

jilly said...

NUM! Lent starts today, this will be perfect for Friday! THANK YOU! NUM!

kim said...

wow. this makes my mouth water. OH HOW I WISH C liked seafood... *sigh* will have to make it for me some time for sure though. maybe invite a friend for dinner when he's busy doing something else... YUM! :)

Sarah said...

Kim you could def. use this glaze on a chicken breast too. You could buy a small salmon filet for you and use chicken for C (and cook the fish in the oven and the chicken on the stovetop).

I can't imaging not eating seafood...it's so good!

eileen said...

Looks delicious!

Nicky said...

drooool...
You know you're my new go-to site for recipes, right? Whenever Shape.com has nothing to interest me, here I am!
This week I made that WW enchilada recipe that you posted on here some time back. OMG. So good!!! This salmon is next on the list.

kim said...

that's a great idea, sarah. i haven't even thought about that... duh! :)

tulipmom said...

Perfect timing! I was just headed out to the grocery store with no ideas for dinner. I'm going to try this using Splenda instead of brown sugar and sugar-free Maple Syrup. I'll let you know how it comes out. Thanks!

tulipmom said...

Perfect timing! I was just headed to the grocery store with absolutely no ideas for dinner. I'm going to try this with two substitutes since I can't have sugar: Splenda and sugar-free Maple Syrup. I'll let you know how it comes out. Thanks!

Lys said...

I definitely need to try this...

Kerry said...

this looks great - looks very healthy too!

RED said...

I LOVE salmon. My favorite fish, by far. Thanks for the recipe, I am definetly going to try! Keep 'em coming!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I made this tonight and it is easily the best thing I've made in the past, oh, YEAR. Thanks, girl.