Grilled Salmon Success | The Assembler’s Kitchen

Healthy Grilled Salmon with Maple Glaze

Healthy Grilled Salmon with Maple Glaze - I know the proportions are wrong - but whatever, I didn't have it in me to cut up this lovely piece of fish!

I’m kinda sick of chicken. Don’t get me wrong, my frozen bags of chicken breasts have been instrumental in shifting from an eat-out-all-the-time to a cook-my-own-food occasionally habit. But really, a girl needs more than just chicken, right? With the onset of lovely weather and a burst of confidence, I was feeling bold. And with the guidance of my good friend Michelle at (Seasonal Custom Cuisine) and the help from my friends at Pier 46 Seafood, I succeeded in my first attempt at grilled salmon with a maple glaze. She talked me through the seasoning and grill time. (Yes, I have a grill. Yes, I even own one of those baskets for moments like these – although this was the first time I used it.)

The result? It was amazing! And if I didn’t know better, I would have thought that someone else had prepared this lovely grilled salmon dish.

I made a rub with 1/2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp chili powder, and salt and rubbed the salmon with it. I gently placed the fish in the basket and put it on the grill for about 10 minutes (I think).  In the last minute of cooking, I drizzled it lightly with some maple syrup. I initially took the fish off too soon (I was warned by EVERYONE not to overcook it), and once I cut into it I saw the center had this gooey look. So I put it back on for a few minutes. Even I knew that meant it was not cooked yet ;)

What I love about this?

  • It’s soooooo pretty!
  • It’s soooooo tasty!
  • Perfect combination of sweet & spicy!
  • It took only 10 minutes to make!
  • Salmon is good for me!
  • No pans!
  • It’s NOT chicken!

And yes, I know the proportions are all wrong… But my properly proportioned plated dish kinda showed the undercooked fish, and I really didn’t want to show that. Ha!

Lesson? Cooking does NOT have to be hard and even I can make tasty, healthy dishes! <Yes, from Panic to Pride, my Slow Shift in the Kitchen continues!>

Any melt-in-your-mouth-easy-breasy-delectable-concoctions to share?