folks. i made and ate salmon for the first time last night. this is huuuge. as i’ve heard that salmon is a “fishy fish” and i only just started eating fish (tilapia), i figured i wouldn’t eat salmon, at least for a long time. but then. then jessica at how sweet it is posted a recipe for crispy bourbon glazed salmon.
i made it. and i ate it. and i actually enjoyed it. this may be one small step for man but it’s one giant leap for justine (i apologize. that just came out).
here’s my craptastic iphone photo taken at night (no computer still peeps):
(served with a side of kale chips)
and here’s jessica’s one million time better photo:
yes, now you want to make it.
i made a half recipe since it was only ryan and i, and there’s still half of the glaze left, despite my many applications throughout my meal. i could drink the glaze if i wanted to (it’s that good) but i’ll probably just save it for my second helping ever of salmon (since i’m sure i can’t get a buzz of it), or it would probably be great on chicken or pork chops.
this recipe calls for broiling the salmon, which makes a crispy, delightful crust (and a fun popping sound).
tip: if you are all out of bourbon (the travesty!) use dark rum (which never ever runs out in my house). i did and it was still amazing.
i do have to be honest and say that salmon is still not my favorite – i enjoy tilapia a lot more – but i will be eating it again and again to soak up all those omega-3’s and other healthy things, thanks to this recipe.
so yea. salmon. try it!
and have great weekend!
p.s. if you love food, especially desserts, you should follow how sweet it is. it’s ridiculous. i do warn you, you may gain 10 or 20 pounds (i have been having lots of self control, though it’s very hard).