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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Maple Salmon

I don't know about you, but I find salmon sexy.  Yes, I said sexy.  It can be tantalizing - smelling the sweet marinades as they caramelize with the heat.  Romantic with the sipping of a paired wine.  I find the color of salmon beautiful - in fact, it is a color.  My brother serves salmon for Easter. My sister goes to watch the fall salmon run in Michigan.  If salmon is not yet a part of your life, now is the time.  Not only is it amazing for your health, but it'll make you feel sexy too - as it's an aphrodisiac.  Search for all those natural aphrodisiac ingredients - you know, the ones that increase your,  ummmm ... interest in your partner (insert wink).  Don't go overboard though, or you just may get interested in your neighbor's partner.  Then, blindfold him and feed it to him.  He might just love you forever.  OXOX.


1 lb. salmon

1/2 cup maple syrup
4 Tbsp soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix the syrup, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow glass dish and coat with marinate.  Cover dish and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes minimum, turning once. 
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  4. Place salmon in oven with marinade, and bake uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.


Baked Asparagus
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • snap off ends and rinse well
  • place in a large Ziploc bag with 1/4 cup olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, turning once.

Wine Pairing:
Pinot Noir
Rose Champagne

marinade salmon

prepared asparagus, ready for baking

baked salmon, can you smell it?



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