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Cassandra Hunter | Pedernales EC

This easy yet flavorful salmon dish is excellent for a spring dinner party. “Every time I make this salmon for a special occasion, I have had numerous guests asking me for the recipe,” Hunter says. For ease of serving, cut the salmon into individual portions before baking, keeping in mind that cook time may be reduced.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds center-cut salmon

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger and garlic. Set aside.

2. Place salmon skin-side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. With a small knife, cut 1/2-inch slits about 1 inch apart across the top of the salmon. Brush the salmon generously with the glaze, reserving the rest. Allow the mixture to seep into the slits.

3. Bake salmon 10 minutes, then baste again with remaining glaze. Return to oven for 5 minutes more, until a baking thermometer inserted in the salmon’s center reads 145 degrees. Let salmon rest 5 minutes and serve.

Serves 8.

May 2020 Recipe Contest