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