Oven baked salmon fillets is one of our favourite meals. I'm married to a guy who loves to fish and last year was the much awaited for Sockeye season. He had a successful year and I enjoyed the times I went along with a thermos of coffee, book and my camera. I'm happy that my freezer filled up. It's going to be 4 years till the next Sockeye season opens. Together we like coming up with recipes that he can grill on his Big Green Egg grill I can oven bake. Here's a new recipe he found and changed up just a bit to suite our taste. I served it to Sunday lunch guests and got rave reviews.
Serves 6-8 adults.
- 1 whole salmon, filleted (meat once filleted approximately 3 pounds)
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 whole lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- lemon pepper
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Prepare salmon if not already filleted. Place is a 9x13 glass baking pan. (do not use a metal pan)
- Mix together soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar and olive oil.
- Pour soy sauce mixture over fillets. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinade for 3-4 hours. (no longer)
- When ready to bake, pour off soy sauce mixture from the fillets and pat fillets dry with paper towel. Sprinkle lightly with lemon pepper.
- Melt butter, and add in the maple syrup. Stir to combine and pour over fillets.
- Bake uncovered in 375º oven for 20-25 minutes.