One of the things I love to do is cook with my family. Growing up, my grandmother used to make delicious orange pound cake, and I would be her sous chef, squeezing the oranges and measuring out the juice. My favorite part of the experience was licking the beaters. Preparing food with your loved ones not only cuts down on your time spent in the kitchen, it provides a wonderful opportunity to bond. In my mind, the saying, “Too many cooks spoil the broth” definitely does not apply.
The following recipe is tasty and easy to prepare for the novice in your kitchen. Enlist your loved ones to help chop veggies and measure out ingredients. Even if you are an experienced chef, you can add your own special flourishes to this dish.
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 6 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
- In a small bowl, combine the oil, honey, soy sauce, mustard and garlic. Pour half of marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Refrigerate remaining marinade.
- Drain fish and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
- Grill salmon, covered, over high heat for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Yields 6 servings.
You can’t go wrong with salmon. You can pair this beautiful recipe with a garden salad or green beans. To give this dish a touch of class, add 2 teaspoons of minced shallots to the marinade.
Ann Martin is a contributing writer for Dinnerware Center, which specializes in dinnerware and flatware sets from major brands such as Oneida, Noritake, Pfaltzgraff, Reed & Barton and more. To see the entire Oneida collection click here.. She also contributes articles to other cooking websites. Ann enjoys whipping up tasty meals and traveling with her family.
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