Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Honey-Orange Marinated Salmon

The Salmon Collection — Day 2

What a delightful dilemma! About five years ago Dan Durant, his brother, Aaron, and their dad, Roger, ended up with two large coolers full of salmon from Lake Michigan — the result of a very successful fishing trip for their family.

This led to a whole new “can of worms” for Dan’s wife, Sandy — she needed to “net” some new salmon recipes. Her family fell “hook, line and sinker” for this one from her friend, Jan. With its zippy ingredients, you’ll likely think it’s a “great catch” as well. “Reel” it in during this Lenten season and perhaps it will “spawn” an idea for preparing it all year long.  CJK

Honey-Orange Marinated Salmon
(Sandy Durant)

1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. sherry (or apple juice)
1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger root
1 (1 lb.) salmon fillet

In large resealable bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add the salmon. Seal the bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least one hour, turning several times.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with foil. Coat the foil with no-stick cooking spray. Place salmon in prepared baking dish and discard the marinade. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Yield: 4 servings

A note from Sandy: We’ve had lots of compliments on this recipe, which can easily be adapted to suit your own tastes. Make it sweeter by adding more honey or sassier by upping the amount of orange juice and ginger root.

A note from Carol: The ingredients in this marinade sound so refreshing and delicious! I can’t wait to give the recipe a try!

Sandy shared this recipe in “A Tradition of Good Taste and Grace,” the cookbook celebrating the 125th anniversary of Immaculate Conception Parish in Rice, where she and Dan and their sons Jared (12) and Derek (10) are members. Roger and his wife, Terri, and Aaron are members of Holy Spirit Parish in St. Cloud.  

Copies of “A Tradition of Good Taste and Grace” cookbooks can be ordered from the Immaculate Conception Parish office (320-393-2725) for $15, plus $5 shipping and handling.

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