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Candied King Salmon

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of candied wild Alaskan king salmon with this simple yet delicious recipe. Start by combining brown sugar and honey to create a sweet and savory marinade. Slice the salmon into perfect portions before allowing the marinade to ensure maximum flavor infusion. With minimal effort and a burst of mouthwatering taste, this candied salmon recipe is a sure hit at any gathering.

What You'll Need

  • King Salmon Filet: Fresh, wild-caught, and ready for seasoning.
  • 3 Tsp of Brown Sugar: For a rich candied glaze.
  • 3 Tsp of honey: The keep the ingredients evenly spread.
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder, 1 tsp of Salt and Pepper: For added flavor and richness.

Let's Get Cooking!

Step 1: Prep Your King Salmon

  • Defrost your salmon overnight by letting it thaw in the fridge at an even temperature.

Step 2: Prep your Fillet

  • Slice It Up: Cut the salmon filet into 3/4" slices to make perfect, portion-sized pieces.

Step 3: Candied Marinade

  • Ingredients: Add 3 Tsp of Brown Sugar, 3 Tsp of Honey, 1 Tbsp of chilli powder, salt and pepper into your bowl.
  • Mix It: Rotate fish around for 4 minutes until the marinade is viscous.
  • Patience: Let the fish soak in the flavor for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Round 2

  • Mix It: Rotate the fish around for another 4 minutes.
  • Patience: Let the salmon marinade for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Cook to Perfection

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Prep: Place salmon on an oiled sheet tray.
  • Bake: For 8 minutes until the fish is cooked through.

Step 5: Serve & Enjoy

  • Final Touch: Squeeze a bit of lemon over each piece before serving for that zesty kick.

Why Wild-Caught Matters

Choosing wild-caught halibut isn’t just a choice for great flavor; it’s a step towards supporting sustainable fishing practices. Wild-caught fish are often healthier, containing a variety of nutrients from their natural diets. By selecting wild-caught, you’re choosing seafood that contributes to the health of our oceans and ensures the longevity of fish populations.

Nutritional Spotlight

King salmon, also known as Chinook salmon, is not only a delectable seafood choice but also packs a powerful punch of health benefits. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, king salmon promotes heart healthy by reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the risk of heart disease. Additionally these fatty acids contribute to brain health, aiding in cognitive function and reducing the risk of cognitive decline. It's also an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential vitamins such as vitamin D, and minerals like potassium and selenium. Incorporating king salmon into your diet supports overall well-being, offering a delicious and nutrious boost to your meals.

Dive In and Enjoy!

This candied King Salmon brings the best of the ocean directly to your table, combining health benefits with mouthwatering flavors. It’s a perfect example of how simple ingredients can create a meal that’s both gourmet and wholesome. Enjoy the taste of wild-caught salmon and give your body the gift of a meal that’s rich in nutrients and packed with flavor.

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