Food is such an important part of our lives. Not just for the nourishment it provides, but for the memories we make while enjoying it. From wedding cakes to a baby’s first food, those are foods we’ll never forget. I’ll never forget the best cup of coffee I had sitting at a corner café near the Eiffel Tower or sitting on a little stool eating Pho in Vietnam. These moments took place years ago, but I can still remember them like it was yesterday. I close my eyes and I remember the taste of the food and the atmosphere surrounding me. The crazy thing is I can remember those moments but I can’t remember what I wore yesterday.
When Mr. Mother Thyme and I lived in Florida we loved to dine at this restaurant that sat right on the water. The atmosphere was great, and the food was divine. I’ll never forget the sea bass I had there. I think that is when I fell in love with sea bass. It was a hoisin glazed fresh sea bass that was cooked to perfection. While this Hoisin Glazed Salmon is obviously not sea bass, it still reminds me of that delicious meal I had.
I love this Hoisin Glazed Salmon as it is quick and easy to prepare, a perfect 30 minute meal for busy nights. It is also great if entertaining as you are not chained to the kitchen cooking. You can whip up the marinade ahead of time. When ready to eat, fire up the oven to 400 degrees. Brush the salmon with this amazing marinade and pop it in the oven for only about 10-12 minutes. Serve on a bed of Coconut Rice and with some freshly steamed veggies.
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 (6 ounce) skinless salmon fillets
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl stir hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, orange juice, sesame seeds, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons sauce and brush the remaining on both sides of the salmon fillets. Place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until fish is pink and flaky. Drizzle salmon with reserved sauce.
- Serve immediately.
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