Not a huge seafood fan but…


Hey cooks,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was great!

Okay so, I want to ask you a question, do you like seafood? Your answer is probably “yes” or “no”. If some of you said “Yes” then that’s great news. I have no doubt you will enjoy this recipe, I’m going to show you. But if you said “no.” then that’s okay too. I don’t like seafood either lol. However, a few weeks ago while I was searching for recipes to cook and write about I saw this one salmon dish that looked superb and thought to myself hmmm….I should give it a try. And not surprisingly I did eat it and the dish tasted excellent. Now for those who don’t like seafood, I’m sure you are skeptical of me at the moment in which of course I completely understand where you are
coming from because I’m sure you like me, for example, have a few opinions about fish. I will give you my thoughts on fish for one thing they smell terrible and the other one is seafood tastes dull. Lol. But thankfully for this recipe, not one of those beliefs came to my mind and I think it has changed my outlook on seafood and maybe it will do the same for you too! 🙂

Maple Glazed Salmon

Ingredients

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

1 1⁄2 tsp of flour

1 tbsp water

4 salmon fillet

1 green onion, sliced thin (white part plus about 2-3 inches of the green)

1 tbsp sliced almond, toasted (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450°F

2. While the oven is preheating, get a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter. Next, rinse the salmon with cold water then pat dry fish with paper towels.

3. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the syrup through flour solution until smooth.

4. Place the fillets skin-side-down in a shallow baking dish. Pour the syrup mixture over the salmon. Bake about 15-18 minutes at 450°F until the fish flakes easily; baste with glaze halfway through cooking. Sprinkle with scallion and almonds before serving.

I want to let you know I’ve been keeping your uneasiness of using an oven in my prayers and if you ever do get discouraged or sense fear, please don’t give up or say “I can’t do it.” Regardless even if this is your first or third attempt of using one. Just keep on working at it and trust me you eventually will have the necessary courage to deal with one. You are probably annoyed thinking “Courtney what is the point of practicing when I can’t even successfully put the baking dish into or take out of an oven when it’s turned up to four-hundred degrees or more.” My answer to your question is that I know what you are going through and fathom your frustration. I remember when I used to be afraid of using it I’d get very impatient with myself. However, I am not as fearful anymore since I started to enjoy cooking last fall.

I’d like to share with you again one of my favourite verses that I shared with you two weeks ago as a reminder for you to remember that God is always protecting you no matter what you’re doing. “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT

One of the reasons why I love this verse because it reassures me that NOTHING is impossible with Christ especially when an oven is involved.

In my next post, I will show you how to make chicken parmesan.

Thank you again for reading and God Bless!

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Recipe adapted from KitchMe

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