Eons ago, when traveling around the country with an entertaining expert for one of our clients, she prepared this recipe on a TV show. We’ve been making it at our house ever since, and it’s hands-down our kids’ favorite salmon dish. Serve it up with sticky white rice, sauteed spinach or glazed carrots. An easy and delish supper!
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
2 tsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
8 tsp melted butter (or margarine)
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp liquid smoke (essential!)
4 salmon fillets
Mix ingredients well and marinate salmon fillets for at least 30 minutes. Bake at 350 ’til done or grill. Reduce marinade and pour over.
Notes: 1. Now, don’t be judgin’ the photo…I never claimed to be a food photog or stylist. 2. We shared this recipe with our friend Lee last weekend, who was worried about cooking a special Valentine’s dinner for his girlfriend. He just sent a note confirming success: “I managed to not mess it up b/c Shameeka, the girl I’m dating, loved it!”