Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze

 Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze

Okay, here’s how we did date at the end of this week. My wife and I have been married for a long time now and we know our respective roles. I man the kitchen and she’s a master when it comes to table decor.  Tat gave me the hint that she was in a mood for salmon when she brought home over 3 lbs over the weekend from Fresh Thyme.  I wanted to try some a little different, but I didn’t know just “what.”I wanted to come up with something original but delicious.

So when I went to the local fresh grocer (Horrock’s)  on the lookout for things I felt would compliment the wonderful taste of salmon. I saw some Michigan Candy Sweet Onions and I asked the man who was stocking them had he used them before. He said yes, and they were, if not just as sweet but much more sweeter than the Vidalia variety. After arriving home, I went to our garden and harvested some fresh parsley, kale and a few zucchini. The parsley was for the salmon but the kale and zucchini were set aside for the Jasmine rice that I made.

Here’s what you will need for the salmon:

Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 4 Salmon Filets
  • 4 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (and 1-2 more for sauteing onions)
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • 1 Can of Mandarin Oranges, drained but reserve juice
  • 1 Large Michigan Sweet Candy Onion (or Sweet Vidalia), sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley, finely chopped

Seasoning:

Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze

Directions:

1. Pat dry salmon steaks and brush each with a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2. Season salmon steaks with Old Bay, Cracked Peppercorn and Chipotle Sea Salt Blend

3. Place salmon steaks on a buttered cookie sheet with sides to prevent juices from spilling

 

Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze

Directions for glaze:

In small bowl add 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar, reserved Mandarin Orange juice and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley. Mix well and using a baker’s brush coat seasoned salmon steaks.

4. Top salmon steaks with Mandarin oranges and onions

5. Place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven and bake for (the rule of thumb is to bake salmon for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness) 20 minutes because I prefer the skin to be crispy and no sliminess in the salmon meat.

6. At the 10 minute mark apply more glaze (using a clean brush)

7. When finished remove from oven and apply for glaze and let salmon steaks rest for about 5 minutes, serve.

Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze

Baked Salmon, Sweet Candy Onions and Brown Sugar Mandarin Glaze
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 4 Salmon Filets
  • 4 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (and 1-2 more for sauteing onions)
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • 1 Can of Mandarin Oranges, drained but reserve juice
  • 1 Large Michigan Sweet Candy Onion (or Sweet Vidalia), sliced
  • ½ Cup Parsley, finely chopped
  • Seasoning:
  • Old Bay
  • McCormick Peppercorn Medley Grinder
  • McCormick Chipotle Sea Salt Blend
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Pat dry salmon steaks and brush each with a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. Season salmon steaks with Old Bay, Cracked Peppercorn and Chipotle Sea Salt Blend
  4. Place salmon steaks on a buttered cookie sheet with sides to prevent juices from spilling
  5. Directions for glaze:
  6. In small bowl add 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar, reserved Mandarin Orange juice and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley. Mix well and using a baker's brush coat seasoned salmon steaks.
  7. Top salmon steaks with Mandarin oranges and onions
  8. Place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven and bake for (the rule of thumb is to bake salmon for 4 to 6 minutes per ½-inch thickness) 20 minutes because I prefer the skin to be crispy and no sliminess in the salmon meat.
  9. At the 10 minute mark apply more glaze (using a clean brush)
  10. When finished remove from oven and apply for glaze and let salmon steaks rest for about 5 minutes, serve.