Chilly fall weather might make you want to curl up with a hearty stew or another crockpot supper, but there’s no reason for every meal to be an overly heavy one. Fish, and salmon in particular, can make for a delectable dinner that features some of your other favorite fall ingredients. Best of all, you won’t need a chef’s setup or skills to make them for your family; all three of these recipes don’t require much more than an oven, stovetop, and the average 25 square feet of counter space that you can find in most American kitchens. Read on for two scrumptious salmon recipes your family will enjoy all season long.
Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon With Oranges And Vegetables
This “One Sheet Eats” recipe from The Daily Meal is healthy and quick. The authors claim it can be prepared in less than a half hour, which makes it ideal for busy families. And with only 264 calories per serving, it’s a great way to offset any indulgent seasonal eating habits.
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1 pound fresh asparagus (medium-sized)
- 8 ounces fresh green beans (trimmed)
- 1 small orange (cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- 4 skinless salmon fillets (five to six ounces each)
- toasted sesame seeds (if desired)
- Preheat your boiler with oven rack placed six inches from heat. Whisk honey, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, rice wine vinegar, and crushed red pepper together in a small bowl.
- Snap off tough ends of asparagus and discard. Place asparagus, green beans, orange slices, olive oil, salt, and pepper together in large bowl and toss to coat the veggies completely.
- Line baking sheet with aluminum foil (did you know that nearly 75% of aluminum produced in the U.S. is still in use due to recycling? Be sure to recycle aluminum whenever possible!). Place salmon in center of baking sheet and brush with approximately 2 tablespoons of honey/soy/mustard/vinegar mixture. Spread veggies around the salmon on the baking sheet.
- Broil for four minutes. Remove from oven and brush 2 more tablespoons of sauce mixture on. Return salmon to oven and broil for four more minutes. Remove again, brush salmon with the rest of the mixture, then broil for two more minutes. Take salmon out and garnish with toasted sesame seeds (optional). Serve and enjoy.
Roasted Salmon With Apple Cider Glaze
There’s nothing that screams “FALL” quite like apple cider. This simple recipe from The Scrumptious Pumpkin encompasses those autumn flavors you love without much effort. And although farmed salmon will do in a pinch, wild salmon is preferable; not only does it taste better, but it contains three times less saturated fat.
- 2 four-ounce salmon filets (bones removed)
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Rosemary sprigs (fresh) — about 2 tablespoons’ worth
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour fresh apple cider into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, checking the cider every few minutes to stir with a wooden spoon. Once the cider reduces down and becomes thick, turn off the heat immediately and pour the glaze into a bowl to cool.
- Pull rosemary from sprig and chop finely. Arrange salmon (skin-side down) on parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over salmon and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle copped rosemary over top.
- Roast salmon in the oven until firm (15-20 minutes). Serve and drizzle with plenty of apple cider glaze.
Do you have a favorite salmon recipe that’s perfectly suited for cozy fall evenings? For more salmon-inspired meals, check out this salmon recipe roundup.