Thursday, July 23, 2009

Maple Glazed Salmon

Last night I was laying in bed thinking. Between sick children and the rain I was up a lot. I can never go right back to sleep so I usually am up for another hour or so. I remembered something that happened during my childhood and wanted to share it.

When I was about seven or eight I was walking home from my friends house that lived two houses around the corner from us. The road that seperated our houses was a well traveled road. It was about 4:30pm or so and I was on my way home. Pulled to the side of the road was this powder blue colored car with the passenger side open to where I was walking. There was an older woman (or at least I think so) sitting in the driver seat. She asked me to come over to the car. I did. She asked me where such and such a road was. I told her I didn't know but I thought it might have been down that way. (Okay is your suspicion aroused? Why would an adult ask a young child where a street was.) Anyway she asked me if I would like to get in the car and help her find the road she was looking for. Me, being the foodie I am said I had to get home because it was almost dinner time. I knew my Mom would be upset if I didn't get my tush right home.

Imagine how my life would have changed if I got in that car. In an instant things can happen. Sometimes we can control things. So my kids do not play in the front yard without me. Isn't that sad?

My friend "K" from our little group made it some time ago. I have made it several times since and I played with the recipe a little. I just reduced the amount of sodium. This is total "whip together" meal.

Maple Glazed Salmon

6 ounces maple syrup
4 ounces lite soy sauce
juice of one lime

Marinate the salmon for at least an hour prior to cooking. Bake at 350 F oven or broil until flaky.

Now, you can do what I do and reduce the leftover marinade to pour over the salmon. Just take the remaining liquid in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer the mixture until it reduces to half its original volume.


kat said...

Now that's a scary story

zurin said...

Mmmmmmmm the recipe sounds yummy..maple syrup and soy sauce sounds really like to try that. Thanks for the idea :) n thanks for visiting my blog too.

Lucy said...

Sounds totally good!

Grace said...

never talk to strangers, even if they offer you free food. that was my mom’s constant warning to me—she knows me so well.
meanwhile, that’s some stellar-sounding salmon, and i don’t say that too often. :)

Marta said...

What a story... I had something similar happen to me. Good thing you you were strong and didn't go in. Hard to think about what would have happened... let's not go there!
Let's talk about happy things, the food: this salmon looks delicious, maple and soja are nice together :)

Mary said...

The salmon marinade and sauce sounds terrific. It's amazing that we carry those types of memories with us for such a long period of time.

Ingrid said...

Oh, Lori! I don't even have to print out a recipe its so easy but looks fantastic!

Totally making this!

Btw, my children are 10 & 13 and I still sit at my kitchen table which sits in a big bay window overlooking my front yard. And that's only if I am working or cooking. Most often I'm outside with them reading or playing with them.

Sheila said...

When I was younger this was the number one scare. Glad you had enough common sense even at such a young age.

This looks super easy! I love salmon but rarely make it because all recipes seemed to have a little bit of everything that just made it tedious.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

That really is a scary story but it goes to show you that sometimes your greed for food can really be a good thing.

The salmon sounds really nice. I think I'll try making this at some point. It's basically like a Maple Teriyaki Sauce isn't it? Yum.

Donna-FFW said...

This salmon must be loaded loaded with flavor. And so easy to make I love it!

Lori said...

Murasaki- duh, I will be okay- of course you are right. A spiced down version, but teriyaki nonetheless. Okay like, you see what happens when I get no sleep.

maybelle's mom said...

Wow that is scary but it really does point to the fact that small choices can have big ramifications.