The best thing about salmon, other than its great flavor, is the fact that it’s good for you. It’s packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to lower your cholesterol and improve your memory (among other great things).
When it comes to preparing salmon, I often get stuck in a rut. I went about searching for recipes the other day and came up with this one. I love that this dish can be made in under 30 minutes from start to finish. The red pepper flakes add a kick, but you can dial back the heat by adding more or less according to your taste. Hoisin sauce is almost like an Asian molasses. I found it in the ethnic section of our regular grocery store, but if you have trouble finding it you can always get it on Amazon.com. If you want to go the frugal route, don’t get it at all and substitute molasses. It won’t be as authentic-tasting, but it will still be good.
Frugal Tips: Many people avoid eating salmon because it tends to be expensive. A bag of four salmon fillets is just $4.99 in the freezer section at ALDI Food Stores. When you offset a dish like this by serving it with rice, the cost is actually very reasonable.
This was originally posted on Mommysavers: Ruby Tuesday copycat salmon
- ½ C. brown sugar
- ⅓ C. soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped finely
- 1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 4 salmon fillets
- Preheat oven to 350. Mix together the brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and fresh lime juice. Heat in a medium saucepan until bubbly. Place salmon fillets in a baking dish. Pour the sauce over the fillets, coating well. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Serve over rice.