This Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe is a perfect summer dinner idea! The maple glaze is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it’s a great contrast to the flavor of the salmon. Topped with fresh pineapple and jalapeno, it gets a nice touch of heat and tartness. Served over the soft and mild polenta, you get a very satisfying meal. Pair it with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete dinner. It’s a very easy dish to prepare and it delivers a wonderfully fresh new way to get in those important salmon servings. I’m not really a fan of fish that tastes “fishy”, so this low calorie salmon recipe was perfect for me. I will absolutely be adding this to my rotation of Weight Watchers Salmon Recipes. Enjoy!
Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon over Polenta
Succulent, sweet, and spicy, this salmon recipe is one you’ll be making over and over again. The fresh pineapple and jalapeno add the perfect balance to the sweet, yet tangy, maple glaze. It’s a delicious and satisfying Weight Watchers Salmon Recipe that is perfect for a summer dinner.
- 1 ½ lbs salmon, cut into 6 fillets
- 1 18 oz log/tube polenta
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced into thin strips
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly mist with non-fat cooking spray. Slice polenta log into 18 equally sized rounds. Place onto baking sheet. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Place into oven and roast for about 12 minutes, or until edges begin to turn golden brown.
- Meanwhile, whisk together 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.
- Preheat broiler.
- Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper and place onto a prepared baking sheet. Brush evenly with about ¾ of the maple glaze and top with pineapple and jalapenos.
- Place under broiler and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily and is cooked through.
- Place cooked salmon on top of polenta and drizzle with remaining maple glaze. Serve immediately.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Diet type: Pescatarian
Diet tags: Reduced fat, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 salmon fillet and 3 slices of polenta
Each serving = 8 Points
PER SERVING: 310 calories; 7g fat; 33g carbohydrates; 29g protein; 1.5g fiber