Pepper Crusted Maple Glazed Salmon

Pepper Crusted Maple Glazed Salmon is deceptively easy yet indescribably delicious.

INGREDIENTS:
¾ cup maple syrup
¼ cup soy sauce
4 six ounce salmon fillets, skin removed
¼ cup coarsely ground black pepper (Grind it yourself or purchase)
½ tbl. peanut (or other) vegetable oil, or a spritz of oil spray

YIELD: Makes 4 servings

COURSE: Seafood

CUISINE: Canadian

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small deep bowl, or plastic bag, mix maple syrup and soy sauce. Arrrange fillets so that marinae completely covers fish. Marinate in the refrigerator for a long as possible (a minimum of 4 hours).
    Preheat oven to 500°F.
    Rub oil on a 10x10 inch sheet of aluminum foil.
    Place pepper on a small plate. Remove salmon from marinade and pat top side only into cracked pepper to coat. Place filets, pepper side up, on foil
    Bake on the top rack of the oven for 7 minutes. (Syrup may cause fish to smoke, but not to worry) Salmon can also be grilled. Dont even think about using microwave. Avoid overcooking the fillets. Salmon is best when the color has turned to a pale pink, but the fish is still moist throughout. Serve immediately on warmed plates.