1.04.2009

Dinner # 9 of the 12 Dinners of Christmas -- Maple Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes


Have you ever bought something at the grocery store and end up throwing it out because it gets moldy and/or spoiled and/or slimy before you a chance to prepare it? I bought 5 pounds of sweet potatoes to make sometime the week before Christmas and ran out of time to prepare them before leaving on vacation for 9 days. Luckily potatoes last and last and last.

I picked up a side of salmon at Costco and decided to make a dish for dinner using half of my Christmas sweet potato stash. Maple Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes appealed to both The Kids and The Parents. The Husband and I liked the combination of salmon and roasted sweet potatoes; it is a restaurant-quality union. Upon waking the morning after our salmon/sweet potato dinner, The Husband proclaimed, "I really, really, really liked last night's dinner." I guess he was dreaming about it. The Kids loved the maple glazed salmon and sweet potatoes with a touch of Asian flavor from the hoisin and soy sauces in the glaze.

Maple Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
I'll be adding Maple Glazed Salmon and Roasted Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes to the "Make Again" list. Any leftovers reheat nicely in the microwave on 70% power for about 1 - 2 minutes. If you have any leftovers that is.

Maple Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

serves 6

1 tablespoon butter
about 2 pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/2" slices
olive oil
salt
pepper

3/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
juice of 1/4 of a lemon

3 tablespoons brown sugar

6 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Butter a large baking dish and add sweet potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, sprinkle the potatoes with brown sugar and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine maple syrup, apple juice, mustard, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Place salmon in a resealable bag and add half of the maple syrup mixture. Set other half of mixture aside. Allow salmon to marinate while the sweet potatoes bake.

After the sweet potatoes bake for 40 minutes, remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees. Remove salmon from marinade and place on top of sweet potatoes. Discard marinade. Pour the other half of the maple syrup mixture on top of salmon and return to oven. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the salmon is just cooked through.

Remove from oven and serve.

16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Looove sweet potatoes!!

Happy New Year!! :-)

Robin Sue said...

I do hate it when I have to throw food away. I am going to do better this year and make sure I cook everything up before it goes south! We love Salmon and I think the sweet pots with it sounds perfect.

Bellini Valli said...

I agree that these would be a match made in heaven!!

Dragon said...

Sweet potatoes, salmon and maple syrup; what a great combination!

That Girl said...

I just had sweet potatoes with my lunch!

Cheryl said...

That sounds really yummy I just bought some Costco Salmon, I must make this!

Kevin said...

What a great salmon dish!

Megan said...

YUM. The brown sugar sweet potatoes. YUM

MaryBeth said...

OMG...This sounds so good, I am going to try it myself.

Jamie said...

Just discovered your blog and I am thrilled. I am much more comfortable baking than cooking and I need all the ideas for dinner I can get. Everything here looks fabulous (and doable! which is doubly great).

PaniniKathy said...

These flavors sound absolutely incredible! Just added it to my little list of dinners to make soon (my half-hearted attempt at menu planning!). I also love that my 1yo can enjoy this too.

Jeena said...

I love salmon with a sweet glaze yours looks fantastic.

Lovely blog. :-)

Jan said...

I'm not surprised this was a big hit with your family, it sounds totally yumptious.

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Cindy said...

This sounds like such a great combination!
When a person loves salmon AND sweet potatoes, how can they go wrong!
Thank you for this!

Cindy H
Hard Brown Sugar?

EAT! said...

cindy - it was a great combo - a natural taste sensation.