Soy Garlic Salmon with Crispy Brussels

20130319-224922.jpgThis recipe is a great weeknight go-to in my house (apartment).  I love it because it’s healthy and can be thrown together in no time at all!  Tonight, it was the perfect meal after an evening run through the city.  I usually whip up boxed rice to go with– tonight I happened to have a box of Near East Rice Pilaf in the cabinet and so that completed the plate.  Bon Appetit!

Ingredients:

  • Two fresh salmon fillets from your local fish marketphoto (48)
  • 1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbs brown sugar, packed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch or package of brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Salmon:

  1. Preheat the oven to broil
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar and one clove of garlic
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray before arranging the fillets on the foil
  4. With a pastry brush, brush the marinade onto the salmon fillets
  5. Broil the salmon for 7-9 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets until just cooked through, re-brushing the fillets with the marinade at the halfway point

Brussels Sprouts:

  1. photo (49)Trim the ends of the brussels and cut each in half
  2. In a medium sauce pan, steam the brussels until just tender, about 6-8 minutes
  3. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 garlic cloves until the garlic is fragrant (about 2 minutes)
  4. Transfer the brussels from the steamer to the skillet and saute, stirring occasionally
  5. Gradually add butter for browning (spray butter works as well if you’re trying to be lighter) and season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Saute for 10-15 minutes until browned and crispphoto (47)
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