In just 20 minutes (or less) you can make this recipe for Easy Roasted Teriyaki Salmon — perfect for dinner anytime. It’s perfect served with a nice salad.
When the book “Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery” by Melanie Fishbane landed on my desk at the newspaper, my interest was piqued. I love “Anne of Green Gables,” by L.M. Montgomery and have read several of its sequels too. And I was already looking forward to the Netflix series “Anne with an E.”
Still, it took me a little while to pick it up and begin reading. Many, many books cross my desk at work, and I have to prioritize the ones by Maine authors, since that’s what I write about there. And many more books join my reading pile just because I want to read them.
When I finally did begin “Maud” though, I found myself engrossed in the story. It’s a fictional tale based on the real life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, known as Maud to her friends, pieced together from journal entries and letters. Fishbane captures Montgomery’s voice, creating an engaging, captivating story. The similarities between Maud and her later character Anne are mesmerizing.
Soon, I was reading “Maud” during my lunch break, in the car and whenever else I could sneak in a few moments. One evening, as I neared the end of the book I opted to stay up to finish it rather than do anything else — including sleep. So finish it I did.
Shortly after, I binge-watched “Anne with an E” and loved that too.
Now that we’re nearing summer, I wanted to share this book with you, in hopes you’ll read it too. It’s that good. And perhaps you’ll share something great you’ve read recently with me? I would love some recommendations. (I’ve had “Anne of Green Gables” on the brain this week — it’s also mentioned in my newspaper column).
And I also wanted to share a simple, easy recipe that my kids and I love.
Salmon, you see, is my 9-year-old daughter Paige’s very favorite food. It’s also a food I feel good about feeding to both my kids (and me too!). A good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is good for brain health, heart health, eye health and so much more. Did you know that salmon is also an excellent source of vitamins B12 and D?
This recipe is pretty quick and simple — salmon filets are sprayed with avocado oil (or whatever cooking oil you wish) and seasoned with salt and pepper. Then it’s partially baked. Teriyaki glaze is brushed all over the filets. And then, finally, it’s baked to perfection.
The resulting dish is sweet and savory, and also perfectly cooked. Try it with salad. Or maybe a baked sweet potato.
And then enjoy … and try to fit a little reading in. That’s good for your brain health too.
Easy Roasted Teriyaki Salmon
- 1 lb salmon , cut into 4 1-inch-wide filets
- avocado oil spray or other cooking spray
- salt and pepper , to taste
- 1/4 cup teriyaki glaze
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Place the salmon filets on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray with avocado oil or other cooking spray. Season with salt and pepper.
- Slide the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the filets with teriyaki glaze. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, until cooked through.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Her latest cookbook is The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook, published by Rockridge Press, which focuses on quick, easy, from-scratch cooking for busy people. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.