I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I DON’T LIKE FISH. I found one recipe that I loved because it made it taste like chicken (Sweet Teryaki Salmon) but every one I’ve tried since then is so salty … and the texture, yuck.
Confession: I HATE fish. I actually really dislike seafood in general. I’m not one of those picky, “I hate the consistency” people but oysters?? Truly the consistency is like snot. And fish? Any kind of fish is just so salty and YUCK. I’ve disliked it since I was a kid. When my mom made her delicious fish for dinner, I would eat a bowl of cereal.
However, (this is how I know I’m an adult) I LOVED this fish I cooked last night. Everyone always talks about how good fish is for you so I figured I’d give it another try. Teryaki was the closest I could get to make it taste like chicken. Haha. So I adapted a recipe from one of my cookbooks and came up with this. It is SO delicious. Sweet and tangy all at the same time.
Money Saving Tip: Wild-caught salmon can be really expensive ($13 for 2 fillets??) so we ate small portions with lots of veggies to make it last for the next day’s dinner too.
Sweet Teryaki Salmon (3-4 servings)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 Bragg’s liquid aminos (healthy soy sauce)
- 1 tsp. stone ground mustard
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 wild-caught salmon fillets or steaks
- Whatever you would like for your side (bed?). I used leftover mashed sweet potatoes (from the Sherpherds Pie) and added sautéed red peppers and mushrooms (YUM). It would also be really good with a spinach salad, roasted veggies, and/or quinoa.
- In a bowl, mix first 6 ingredients until combined. Set aside 1/4 cup of marinade in fridge for basting.
- Combine salmon and marinade in a plastic bag and marinate in fridge for 1 hour.
- While it’s marinating, cook your side.
- Lay marinated salmon on parchment paper in a deep baking pan.
- Broil or grill for 4-5 minutes on each side.
- Brush with reserved marinade.
We’re getting very close to the weekend. I hope you all have happy Thursday’s! 🙂