Pepper Crusted Salmon

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This delicious salmon, packed with brain- and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, is a favourite at home.  Use a good quality pepper mill to coarsely grind the fresh pepper for this recipe—it makes a big difference.

Pepper Crusted Salmon


Quantity Ingredients
2 tbsp / 25 ml maple syrup
2 tbsp / 25 ml sodium-reduced soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 4 ounce (120 g) salmon fillets
1/4 cup / 50 ml fresh coarsely ground black pepper
1 tbsp / 15 ml canola or grapseed oil


In a shallow dish, combine maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic. Place salmon fillets, skin side up, in marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Place ground pepper on a large plate. Remove salmon from marinade and firmly press each fillet (skin side up) into pepper.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over high heat. When pan is hot, place salmon in the skillet, side up; reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Serves 4.

Per Serving: 217 calories, 23 g protein, 10 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 62 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium