Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and although I don’t have a valentine this year, I am still in a festive mood. Maple garlic salmon steaks is a sophisticated, delicious yet simple dish. It will definitely impress your significant other and you won’t have to spend more than 30 minutes in the kitchen. It is also a fun and easy meal to whip up together!
I wanted to give you lovebirds a simple and easy dish that you can whip up in no time so you can enjoy the rest of your night stress-free! And I have to say, this is more than perfect. All you need is a few simple and staple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and this dish comes together in no time.
One thing that’s great about this dish is you don’t have to use salmon steaks. You can use fillets if that is all you have. It can be hard to find quality salmon steaks on the market. So feel free to use what you have on hand.
One thing I always like to emphasize with simple recipes like this is quality over quantity. When you’re making recipes that require only a few ingredients, it’s important to make sure those ingredients are of the highest quality. So think about it this way, even if you don’t have the best cut of meat or fish, adding a few quality ingredients like fresh herbs, vegetables, citrus, and great olive oil will turn your meal into something spectacular. So whenever you don’t have many ingredients to work with or you want a quick meal, always think quality over quantity.
Maple Garlic Salmon Steaks
PALEO II GLUTEN-FREE
Now, to serve, I would recommend adding a quick vegetable stir fry and a cauliflower pureé to finish out the meal.Print
The perfect date night in entrée. Fresh salmon steaks seared and glazed with a rich and simple maple garlic sauce.
1 lb. salmon steaks – 2 salmon steaks (or 2 salmon fillets
salt and pepper
2 tbsp. grass-fed brown butter ghee or just ghee (you can also use grass-fed butter if you choose)
4 garlic cloves -finely minced
1/4 cup grade A maple syrup
crushed red pepper flakes )
To begin, preheat your oven to 450˚F.
Now, heat the ghee over high heat in an oven-safe or castiron skillet. Pat the salmon dry with a clean paper towel and season the fish with a few pinches of salt and pepper.
Transfer the fish to the heated skillet and sear for about 3 minutes. Now, flip the fish, add the garlic and maple syrup and baste the fish with the sauce. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake the fish for 7 minutes. Now, remove the skillet from the oven and baste the fish with the sauce in the pan. Then, turn the oven to broil and continue to cook the fish for 3-5 minutes to add some color.
Let the fish rest for a couple minutes and serve with sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes or cauliflower purée.