HealthyFinds:Heart Month Recipe of the Day

In honor of American Heart Month and the efforts of the American Heart Association and other organizations’ to promote heart health and education, I’ve decided to feature recipes each day this month that contain heart healthy ingredients. 

Heart Fact Courtesy of http://www.heart.org

Today’s featured ingredient? Salmon! So good, you’ll never know you’re feeding your heart instead of your tastebuds.  I discovered this Asian Glazed Salmon recipe on epicurious.com and have added it to my recipe files to use whenever I need a quick and easy dinner. I adore the sweet, fresh and spicy asian flavors combined with the rich, velvety texture of the salmon. Make sure you don’t overcook it! I recommend serving with rice pilaf and asparagus. 

Alternative Cooking Method: Instead of broiling the salmon, pan fry the filets on high heat or place on an indoor grill for a minute or two on each side. Read more for full recipe and preparation.

  ASIAN GLAZED SALMON

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and sliced ginger
  • Dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds salmon fillets

Preparation

Place the sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, dash of red pepper flakes, garlic, and lime juice in a medium nonreactive saucepan.

Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sauce forms a glaze. Set aside.

Preheat the broiler.

Place the salmon fillets on a broiler pan and baste with the sauce. Let sit for 15 minutes. Broil them until cooked through, about 8 minutes, basting again with the glaze.

Remove the salmon from the heat and baste once more with the glaze before serving.

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