Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I am going to start the blog off with a recipe. Shocker, I know ! But I wanted to share this one with you guys because it is such a hit with us. We haven't always been salmon eaters, but over the past year or so we all have grown to love it and eat it a few times a month. Our local Wegman's has a great selection of salmon and it has become a go to food on busy weeknights because it doesn't take very long to prepare and cook. In the summer we grill it , but normally I broil it in the oven using this awesome glaze. Sweet brown sugar caramelized to perfection. Seriously, this is a no fail recipe. If you are trepidatious about fixing salmon, definitely try this recipe and see how it works for you. I think you will be making it often if you do. One word of note though. Make sure that the cookie sheet or shallow dish you are using is covered with aluminum foil and sprayed liberally with non stick cooking spray. The brown sugar tends to melt onto the  bottom and it is a beast to clean. Using aluminum foil makes for easy clean up. And a happier you when it is time to do the dishes. Enjoy!

                Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon 
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 T dijon mustard
4 (6oz) boneless salmon fillets
salt and pepper to taste

1.Preheat the broiler. Prepare the rack of a broiler pan or a cookie sheet with aluminum foil . Spray with cooking spray.
2.Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Place in the pan.
3.Whisk the brown sugar and dijon mustard together in a small bowl until smooth. Spoon mixture evenly over the salmon fillets.
4.Cook under broiler until the fish flakes , about 15 minutes.

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A New Idea

Monday, August 4, 2014

Welcome ! I have to admit, as an avid blogger for more than 7 years, I am a bit nervous to give it another go. I have seen my readers ebb and flow over the years, and I have had enough time to work out most of the kinks. The problem I had before was consistency. Some weeks I was so diligent and my posts were full of content. From sass to seriousness and everything in between. But some weeks, well, let's just say when I went back and re-read the posts, it sounded like a ten year old authored it. I just didn't put my heart into it. So a few months ago I decided to take a break. I didn't know if I would be blogging again in the future. I put it all on hold and focused on other things. And I missed my little blog! And hey, change is good! So now The Fresh Plate is not going to solely be about food. Food is definitely going to be a part of the blog. I love food , and menu planning and sharing recipes. But I also want to write. Write about life. What is on my mind. As a work at home mom, I can relate to so many other women , and I have so much on my mind all the time, I think writing it down will make it easier for me to settle down a bit. Because let's face it. We are all stressed. And we are all in the same boat in the journey. So I think of it as a bit of therapy for me! We shall see how transparent I end up being! And lastly, I want to share my love of family and home with you. When I grow up , I would love to be home designer. And as a mom of three boys at home right now, it is a challenge most days to get everything done and done to my satisfaction. So this new venture might prove to be more than I can handle with everything else, but maybe I will be able to juggle it all and not have to compromise. So I guess I will be blogging about schedules and time management in the future as well. :) So, without further adieu, here is  the new and improved The Fresh Plate!