Sunday, June 12, 2011

Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice

I am so proud of myself. I am trying so many different types of food even if I didn’t like it before, I am giving it a second chance. So when I saw this salmon recipe, I had to give it a shot. With brown sugar and soy sauce glaze, how can you go wrong? This recipe was delicious! The only modification I made to the original recipe was to double the amount of red onion that the recipe called for. I love onions and with this yummy sauce, it was a keeper. Enjoy!

Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice
Serves 4
Recipe courtesy of Real Simple magazine

1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 head broccoli, florets only, chopped (about 2 cups)
4 pieces skinless salmon fillet (1 1/4 pounds total)
1 large red onion, cut into 1/4 inch-thick wedges - I used 2 large red onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper

Directions: Heat broiler. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and soy sauce. Set aside. Cook the rice according to the package directions, stirring in the broccoli during the last 3 minutes. Let the rice and broccoli stand off the heat until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Meanwhile, place the salmon and onion on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Broil until the salmon is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes, spooning half the soy sauce glaze over the fish during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Serve the salmon and onion with the rice and the remaining glaze.

Salmon is prepped and ready to go into the oven with the onions.