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Easy Healthy Family Dinner: Maple-Glazed Salmon With Pineapple

Easy Healthy Family Dinner: Maple-Glazed Salmon With Pineapple

When you're on a diet there's only one time of day when you have to compromise on what you eat. Dinner. It's the only meal that our whole family sits down together to have. While I'm happy with just a salad, Marcelo wants more to fill himself up. 

Since I do the bulk of the cooking I decided to find some ways to keep dinner healthy, delicious and filling.

Maple-Glazed Salmon With Pineapple is one of my all time favorite dishes to make. It's super easy and always a crowd pleaser. Give it a try the next time you cook, you won't be disappointed.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple (pre-cut from store)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Whisk together the maple syrup and mustard in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat broiler. Place the salmon in a foil-lined 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Season with the salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into quarters, then cut each quarter into ½-inch-thick triangles. Scatter the pineapple and jalapeño around the salmon.
  5. Brush the salmon with the syrup mixture and broil for 5 to 7 minutes or until it flakes easily and is the same color throughout.
  6. Serve the salmon and pineapple with the rice and drizzle with the remaining glaze, if desired.

YUM!

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