This is a great recipe for any time of the year. Getting your little ones to eat fish may be a struggle, but keep trying! Research shows it’s never too late to reap the brain-boosting benefits of a diet high in omega-3s. Make salmon more kid-friendly by topping it with a sweet glazes like this one or mix flaked salmon into a pasta dish with a tasty lemon-and-garlic sauce.
- 4 pieces of fresh salmon loin (4 oz), skin off
- 4 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 4 tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dark Soy Sauce
- Garlic, finely chopped or use garlic powder
Optional: Finely chopped green onion for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350F
- To make the marinade, combine the sweet chili sauce, garlic, maple syrup and dark soy sauce in a shallow baking dish. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the marinade into a small dish and set aside (this will be the sauce for the cooked fish).
- Line the baking pan with parchment paper or with aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Transfer the salmon loin to the prepared baking pan, skin side down, and pour the marinade over top.
- Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes .
- Remove from oven, spoon the reserved marinade sauce over top, and garnish with green onions.
Suggested Sides: Jasmine or Basmati Rice and Green Beans
Nutrition Tip: Fatty fish like salmon is far and away the best source of omega-3 fats, which have been shown to improve cognitive function in infants and children. Omega-3s, specifically the type known as DHA, are a critical component of brain cell membranes.