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.


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


jilly said...

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

Anonymous 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's so good!

eileen said...

Looks delicious!

Nicky said...

You know you're my new go-to site for recipes, right? Whenever 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.

Anonymous 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.