Fish & Dairy, Food From Friends

Serves 4

¾ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup soy sauce
4 - 6 ounce (175 g) salmon fillets, skin removed
¼ cup coarsely ground pepper
½ tsp. peanut or other vegetable oil, or a fine mist of oil spray

In a small deep bowl, or resealable plastic bag, mix together the maple syrup and soy sauce. Arrange the fillets so that the marinade completely covers the fish. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Rub oil over the foil.

Place the pepper on a small plate. Remove the salmon from the marinade and pat the top side only into the pepper to coat. Place the fillets, pepper side up, on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake on the top rack of the oven for 7 minutes. The syrup may cause the fish to smoke when cooking so don’t be alarmed. If it starts to burn, loosely cover with foil. Serve with Oven Roasted Asparagus (below).