Sunday Dinner: Brown-Sugar & Lemon Glazed Salmon

Growing up with a southern influence meant that after church on Sundays, Mom usually cooked a special meal for dinner or supper (to all of you North-Westerners, usually a dinner= large mid-day meal & supper= light evening meal). Mom would start cooking a roast the night before in the crock pot or would magically create some feast in just a matter of minutes after church. Sweet memories prompts me to try and do the same when I am not working weekends. My first Sunday Dinner consisted of Brown-sugar & Lemon Glazed Salmon served with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus. We also enjoyed sliced apples and sour-dough bread with an olive oil & vinegar dip.
 I am the last person anyone would expect to make salmon. However, I've had a change of taste buds and change of heart. So, I gave it a try and am so glad I did. It turned out exquisitely!  Thankfully, my mother & father-in-law were in the area and were able to stop by for a mid-day meal. Food is always more enjoyable when you have someone to share it with. The more the merrier in my mind!
  •  Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  •  Spread lemon juice and brown sugar along the bottom of the glassware
  • Place salmon in glassware
  • Glaze butter and brown sugar over the salmon
  • Squeeze fresh lemon over the salmon
  • Season with pepper, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of paprika
  • Place fresh lemon slices over salmon
  • Let cook 15-20 minutes until you can flake away pieces with a fork, then allow to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes while checking texture and color of salmon for desired texture.

 Bon Appetit