Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baked Salmon with Apricot Glaze Recipe

We love baked salmon. I came up with this recipe because I wanted a slightly sweet glaze over the salmon, but wanted to stay away from soy sauce and teriyaki-type glazes. Apricot jam fits the bill perfectly and gives this moist salmon a really nice, not-too-sweet flavor, that compliments the fish perfectly. We love this salmon!

Baked Salmon with Apricot Glaze Recipe

1-1/2 to 1-3/4 lb fresh Salmon fillet with skin on
1/4 cup Smuckers Simply Fruit Apricot Spreadable Fruit jam
1 tbsp water
Salt and pepper

Spray a 9x12 baking pan, or a cookie sheet, with non-stick cooking spray and lay the salmon fillet on it. In a small bowl, combine the apricot jam with the water and mix it thoroughly. Use a pastry brush to spread the apricot glaze evenly over the salmon. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more before baking.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take the salmon out of the refrigerator to come to room temperature while the oven is heating up. When the oven is ready, remove the plastic wrap, salt and pepper the salmon to taste, and bake the salmon, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Serves 4-6 people.

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