Salmon with Apricot-Dijon Glaze

Everyone in our family loves the sweet-spicy, gooey sauce on this easy salmon! This delicious combination is full of flavor and tastes as though you spent loads of time in the kitchen. Salmon is low in BOTH calories and saturated fats, yet high in protein. Its superior ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids makes Salmon a great, heart-healthy choice.

As always, I’ve listed a few of my favorite Brands along with the ingredients. Feel free to experiment, get creative with flavors and to substitute your own personal favorites. ENJOY!

Salmon with Apricot-Dijon Glaze

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Apricot Preserves (or sub Orange Marmalade, Bonne Maman Brand)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard (Annie’s Naturals Brand)
  • 1-2 Medium Cloves Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Grated (or sub 1/8 tsp Ground Ginger)
  • 1 Medium Sized Navel Orange, Sliced in Half
  • 4 Salmon Filets (approx. 6 oz. each)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well.
  3. Place each salmon filet, skin side down, on a piece of parchment paper. Brush preserve mixture over each filet. Squeeze fresh orange juice over each filet.
  4. Wrap parchment edges over and secure gently under filet, creasing edges several times with finger at the folds to secure.
  5. Bake at 250° for approx. 20-25 minutes depending on thickness of filet and heat of oven.
  6. Increase oven temperature to 375° . Cook until sauce bubbles and lightly browns on edges. Fish will flake easily when tested with a fork or continue to cook until desired degree of doneness.
  7. Enjoy over Quinoa or Brown Rice. Drizzle remaining glaze lightly over top. Include a side of Steamed Broccoli, Green Beans, Sautéed Kale or Asparagus.

 

Nutrition Info: (Serving Size 1 Filet) Calories 377, Fat 13g, Sat Fat 3g, Sodium 488mg, Carbs 27g, Fiber .4g, Sugars 17g, Protein 37g

*Nutrition Information is approximate and may change as a result of the specific brands of ingredients and type of fish that you select.