Easy Salmon Recipes

I was never much of a fish lover and to be honest, if it wasn’t for my fiancée I would never be eating salmon.  But what I learned from him are some easy salmon recipes that are delicious and take no time to make.  In addition, one of them is a gluten free dinner recipe.

The first of the two easy salmon recipes uses honey or maple syrup and cinnamon.  You can either bake this salmon in the oven (or toaster oven if you are single) or grill it on the BBQ.

First, select your salmon.  I prefer to use the North Atlantic salmon because it has no bones and the tail is a nice fillet.  For per person portion size, estimate 8 ounces for the salmon.  Then quite simply, spread some honey or maple syrup on top and then sprinkle ground cinnamon.

Bake the salmon in the oven on high heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until finished, just check to see if the middle is cooked through. You can also soak a piece of cedar wood and bake or grill the salmon on top of the cedar plank as well to give the salmon an added flavor.  The preparation for this salmon recipe is a simple and fast gluten free dinner recipe.

The second salmon recipe is even easier!  Just take your salmon portion and spread Jade Sichuan peanut sauce.  To find a local market to purchase this sauce, just go on the internet and look up jade sauce.  Again, bake the salmon in the oven on high heat for about 10 to 12 minutes or until finished, just check to see if the middle is cooked through.  Note, because this sauce contains soy, I am not positive that it would qualify as a gluten free dinner recipe.  You should check with your doctor or nutritionist or call the manufacturer if you can’t tell by the ingredients on the bottle.

Now for the presentation and finished plate for these easy salmon recipes.  There are a couple of different routes you can go.  Want to make it an orange Halloween plate?  Then serve your salmon recipe dinner with mashed yams and honeyed carrots.  Just bake the yams in the oven for about an hour, then scoop out the centers and place them in a bowl.  Mash the yams into a purée and add some butter or margarine if desired.  The yams are already sweet and personally speaking, don’t need anything else.

Another healthy alternative is to serve these easy salmon recipes with rice and steam veggies.  To add some flair to your presentation, take your cooked rice and place it in a Mary Jane measuring cup.  About a half cup or quarter cup will work.  Place the rice tightly in the cup, then flip the cup over onto the plate to add a bit of flair to your dinner plate.

I hope you have a chance to make if not one then both of  these easy salmon recipes and enjoy them for a quick yet nutritious dinner.  The salmon recipe that is also a gluten free dinner recipe is one that will convert even the “I swear I will never eat salmon eater.”  Trust me, it converted me!  Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, stylish, fun and economical to all!

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