Succulent, moist and enormously flavourful, Salmon is also one of the most nutrient rich and versatile fish around. It's also one of the healthiest. Low in saturated fat and calories, but high in protein and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, Salmon is a near perfect food — in my mind anyway. One of my favourite marinades features pure Canadian maple syrup, a natural sweetener that is more nutritious and healthier than sugar, plus Tamari, which has a richer, smoother, more complex flavour than ordinary soy sauce, and fragrant nutty sesame oil. Grilled outdoors until the fish is just cooked through, this is a dish we devour each and every week during the summer.
Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup, Soy and Sesame Oil
2 6-oz organic salmon fillets, with skin on
2 tbsp Canadian maple syrup
1 tbsp Tamari soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Combine the maple syrup, soy sauce and sesame oil in a small baking dish, then add the salmon, turning it well in the marinade, then set skin side down. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the barbecue to medium-high and cook the salmon, skin side down for 8 to 10 minutes, or until just cooked. To serve, transfer to warmed dinner plates and garnish with fresh herbs.