Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon
cup maple syrup
cup soy sauce
4 salmon fillets (6oz. each), 1 inches thick
Salt and pepper
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
1. Adjust oven rack to the upper middle position and heat the oven to 500 degrees. Bring the maple syrup and soy sauce to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Cook until the mixture is syrupy and measures roughly cup, about 4-6 minutes.
2. Remove any pin bones from salmon. Pat salmon dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, and lay it skin side down in a lightly oiled 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
3. Using a pastry brush spread a thick layer of the maple-soy glaze over the tops and sides of the salmon. Continue to bake until all but the very center of the fish has turned from translucent to opaque, about 5 minutes longer.
4. Brush the fillets with another layer of glaze and sprinkle with the sesame seeds before serving.