Sweet-Glazed Salmon with Corn Salsa

Yesterday at about 11 am, I got a really nice surprise when Michael called to tell me that he was on his way home.  Even better, he asked if I wanted to grab lunch somewhere.

Is Lionel Richie the best musician in the whole entire world?!

Of course, I wanted to get lunch!

We ended up at Big View Diner since it is pretty close to our house.  I ordered the Napa Salad which contained almonds, goat cheese (which I had to ask them to leave out), cherry vinaigrette dressing, dried cherries, and salmon.  It was scrumdidalyumptious!

Over lunch, I told Michael his dinner options for that night (I’m not going to list them here because I want to leave you in suspense for what’s to come next week).

He chose the Sweet-Glazed Salmon with Corn Salsa recipe which meant more salmon for me.

Woo to the hoo!

Sweet-Glazed Salmon with Corn Salsa

(Lightly adapted from the I ♥ Trader Joe’s Cookbook)

Ingredients
3 tablespoons Organic Blue Agave Sweetener
1 tablespoon crushed ginger or fresh minced ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
4 salmon filets
1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Corn & Chile Tomato-Less Salsa*

*I’m sure that any corn salsa would work, if you don’t have access to a Trader Joe’s store.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Stir together the agave syrup, ginger, garlic, and vinegar.  Place the salmon in an ovenproof casserole dish and brush with the glaze.  Roast until fish is just barely cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with corn salsa.

This was a perfect combination of spicy and sweet.  I loved it!

Today I am going to the Riverwalk Trail with my blogging buddies Brittney and Sara.  It should be a fun morning of exercise and catching up!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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7 Comments

  1. Your salmon looks great. My doctor told me to try and eat salmon a little more often, so I’m going to have to make this recipe 🙂

    • thegrassskirt

      You should definitely try it. And trust me, I’ll keep the salmon recipes coming. Salmon is probably my very favorite food. 🙂

  2. Mmm salmon with corn salsa sounds like a perfect combo! Glad you had a nice little lunch date with hubs, too! 🙂

  3. Jenny O.

    Oh, YUM! I have that salsa in my pantry because it looked good, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I’ll make this dish this week! Thanks!

    • thegrassskirt

      Yay! I am so happy that you’re going to make it! You’ll have to let me know what you think. 🙂

  4. Donna G

    Erin, another outstanding salmon dinner from The Grass Skirt! We truly enjoyed this dish. We made a special trip to Trader Joe’s for the salsa and it was worth it! Thank you for your healthy living blog….Love it!

    • thegrassskirt

      I’m so excited that you made this! It makes me very happy. 🙂

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