Friday, December 26, 2014

Baked Honey Cardamom Salmon in Foil - AMAZING

Hope everyone's Christmas Eve and Christmas were delightful.  Our Holiday's were nice and quite which is really what I had in mind.  I did plenty of cooking and actually played around with different recipes before starting another house project.  This year my son requested a honey baked ham from the Honey Baked Ham store.  I'm not a huge fan of ham so I decided I wanted salmon and thought a honey baked version sounded delightful.  So off I started and played around with three different ones.  The one here was so amazing that I'm planning on making it on New Years Eve as well. Here's the recipe and I know you are shocked that I added cardamom for a little Swedish twist.
1 1/2 - 2 lbs Salmon
1/4 cup organic honey
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine (NOTE: only cook with something you would drink)
1 tablespoon ground Cardamom
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Freshly ground sea salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Organic Maple Sugar (I buy mine from Coombs Family Farms online, this is a traditional sweetener I learned about while living in Canada for a few years)


  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Take a big piece of foil and line it with a piece of parchment paper.  fold up the edges so the liquid does not run out and begin preparing the marinade.
  In a small bowl, whisk together honey, white wine, cardamom, white vinegar and salt and pepper.
Place Salmon on parchment lined foil with edges bent up and pour mixture above on top.  Be sure to re-season the fish with salt and pepper and then fold sides of the foil over the salmon completely and sealing the packed closed.  Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before placing in the oven.
  Place fish in the oven for 12 minutes.  Pull fish out of the oven, open up the foil and sprinkle the Maple Sugar evenly over top the fish.  Put back into the oven for another 4-6 minutes until fish is  completely cooked and sugar has lightly browned.  Serve immediately.

Some of the Ingredients I used

Salmon Marinating

Ready for the oven



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