Prep Time: 30 minutes (passive)
Cook Time: 50 minutes (pretty passive)
Serves: 2 or however many you want to make
Difficulty: Who cares, maple soy salmon!
Recommended Side Dishes: Crescent rolls, green beans, mashed taters, rice, corn, salad, broccoli, risotto, and a cat.
2 Salmon fillets
1 Cup rice (brown, white, it’s all good baby!)
3 Cloves garlic (chopped)
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 TSP Garlic powder (or garlic salt)
2 TBS soy sauce
1/2 Cup maple syrup (the runny kind is best)
1 Large zip-lock bag (if not, use a large bowl and cover)
A pinch or two salmon rub (optional)
Step 1: Maritime Marination
Mix up the garlic powder, chopped garlic, soy sauce, syrup, and brown sugar. Put it in a bag with the fillet and let it sit for at least half an hour.
Step 2: Devil Rice
If you use brown rice, start cooking it early. That shit takes forever, around 50 minutes. Boil a cup or more of water, then toss in rice with a little salt. Wait forever.
Step 3: Fun Fishy Broil Time
Take the fish out of the zip-lock bag, but keep the juice inside (you’ll need it in a bit). Turn your oven to broil. Take the fish fillets and put it in a low pan with tin foil. If you have salmon rub, put a little bit on and stick them into the oven. Let them site for about 3 minutes.
Step 4: Awesome Sticky Sauce
Slide the fish out of the oven enough to pour some of that delicious marinade on them. Do about a third of what you have left, then slide the fish back into the oven. Let it sit a few minutes, and then repeat until you’re out of sauce. Note: the sauce will look like it’s burning, and it is, but it’s okay it’s just the sugar. Just add more sauce and keep checking (just to make sure it’s not on fire).
Step 5: Eat, Before It Becomes Sentient and Eats You
Serve with rice, potatoes, whatever. This meal is delicious and a good crowd-pleaser. Not sure what to make the rents when they visit? Devil Fish. Want something to go with that lonely bottle of white wine? Devil Fish. Want to watch MST3K’s Devil Fish while eating? Worth it.