Kid-Friendly Salmon

December 5, 2016

Kid-Friendly Salmon

Hi! I want to share this recipe with everyone who loves salmon, but does not enjoy the fishy taste!  This is particularly helpful for parents who are trying to get their children to eat more fish.  I always try to buy fresh (not previously frozen salmon) and our favourite type of salmon is ‘red spring’, very mild in color and flavor.

I usually ask for 5-6 ounces per person, so roughly 25 ounces for a large piece to feed 2 adults and 3 children.

Here’s how I get my kids to gobble it up:

Simply marinate entire piece of salmon (with skin on, de-boned) in a large ziplock bag that contains the following ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

The salmon should stay in the large ziplock bag and be refrigerated for at least 3 hours, preferably most of the day.

When you’re ready to eat it, preheat the oven to 375 F.  Meanwhile, take your piece of salmon and put it on an aluminum-lined baking sheet, skin-on.  When the oven is ready, bake your salmon (uncovered) for roughly 13 – 15 minutes, until opaque.

For the kids, flake the salmon (skin off) over rice or quinoa.  You can serve broccoli or asparagus on the side.  For adults, I cut a 5-6 ounce fillet (skin-on if you prefer), and serve the quinoa and veggies on the side.  The salmon should have a teriyaki-like taste!

ENJOY!

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