Maple Glazed Salmon with Asparagus

Main Courses


2 tbsp maple syrup
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 pounds salmon,
cut into 6 equal-sized fillets
Salt and pepper to taste

1 bunch asparagus 1 tsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 450 F. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small saucepan over low heat, mix together the maple syrup, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Heat just until hot and remove from heat.

Pat the salmon dry. Place skin-side down on the baking sheet. Brush the salmon with the maple syrup mixture. Bake about 10 minutes, brush again with maple syrup mixture, and bake for another five minutes. Continue to baste and bake until fish flakes easily, about 20 to 25 minutes total.

While salmon is cooking, trim the asparagus. Place in a baking pan and drizzle with olive oil and then toss to coat. Cook asparagus in the oven for 8–10 minutes or until tender crisp.

When salmon is done, transfer fillets to plates along with asparagus. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.