Brined Salmon with Maple Syrup

Brined Salmon with Maple Syrup

2 servings
Brining 4 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 10 min

210 calories per serving 


Ingredients

2 cups water   500 mL
2 tbsp coarse salt   35 g
1 pinch peppercorns   1 g
1/2 tsp lemon zest, finely grated   1/4 lemon
1/4 cup maple syrup   65 mL
300 g salmon fillet    
2 tsp olive oil   10 mL

Before you start

Be sure to precisely measure the salt amount and not to exceed the brining time, otherwise the final result may be too salty.

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Method

  1. Pour the water and salt in a bowl or shallow mould, then mix well until the salt is dissolved. Lightly crush the peppercorns then add them to the brine. Add the grated zest and maple syrup.
  2. Remove and discard the skin of the salmon, then put the salmon in the brine. Cover the salmon completely with the brine (Depending on the size of the bowl, it may be necessary to add some additional brine to cover the salmon: you will need 1 tablespoon of salt for every cup of water). Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 h (maximum overnight).
  3. Take the salmon out of the brine, pat it dry using paper towels, then cut it into serving size pieces. Discard the brine.
  4. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Sear the salmon, 2 min per side, until a light gold crust is formed. Lower the heat to 'low' and cook an additional 4-5 min. Check with a fork to see if the fish is cooked through. Serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (120g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

210

Fat

9 g

14 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %

Cholesterol

110 mg

Sodium

790 mg

33 %

Carbohydrate

0 g

0 %

Fibre

0 g

1 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

30 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

2 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

6 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Zinc
Good source of :
Vitamin B2, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fish | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Vitamin D | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Source of Omega-3

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