Tonight Isaac is moving a good many of our hives into the orchards at Sunny Hill, near Carol, Ohio. To get him ready for this undertaking, I wanted to prepare a delicious yet healthy meal to help him fuel up for the big night ahead. Thumbing through my "New Family Cookbook" from America's Test Kitchen, I decided to try out their Honey-Lime Glazed Salmon (no photo, sorry!) and I thought I would post the recipe here. I love to make salmon when I haven't spent a lot of time meal planning- because it defrosts quickly and you can usually find the right ingredients to pull together an impressive dish. This one fit the bill.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, make the Honey-Lime Glaze:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp grated lime zest plus 2 TB lime juice
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp cayenne
Whisk this together in a small saucepan over medium high heat until thickened. Remove from heat.
Next, a coating for the Salmon:
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp pepper
And of course, you need - approximately 2 lb. salmon and approximately 1 tsp vegetable oil.
Coat the salmon with the brown sugar and cornstarch mix, then brown it in the skillet, approximately 1 minute on each side.. Then flip the fillets, spoon the glaze over them, and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. I like to use my meat thermometer and make sure it registers to 145 degrees F.
I hope you try this recipe out sometime.. it was delicious.
Here is a look at our yard before he loaded the bees onto the trucks. He likes to gather the pollination hives in one yard before he takes them to the orchards. This makes loading up quick and easy. The kids and I will be happy to have the amount of hives in the yard down to a more reasonable number.