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Agave Lime Salmon

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  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 2
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This is one of my favorite salmon recipes because it’s easy, fast and full of flavor. Instead of sugar, I use agave, which is so sweet that I only need to use a bit to get the right flavor. To balance this sweetness, I add lemon juice and some soy sauce, but you must be careful when cooking because agave syrup caramelizes – just like sugar – it leaves a golden and delicious brown crust on the salmon, but if the heat is too high, the salmon tends to get burned and bitter.
by Morena Cuadra
Updated Jan 20, 2017
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  • 2 salmon fillets with skin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 peeled garlic cloves
  • Fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Cooked sweetcorn
  • Cherry tomatoes


  • 1
    Clean the salmon fillets, put them in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    In a different bowl, mix the agave, lemon juice, and soy sauce. Pour over the salmon, add the garlic and rosemary and let marinade for about 45 minutes.
  • 3
    In a pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • 4
    Drain the salmon and cook with the skin down first. Add garlic and rosemary leaves to the pan so they release their scent.
  • 5
    Turn the salmon over and cook it for two or three more minutes or until the salmon is slightly golden brown.
  • 6
    In the meantime, you can boil the marinade and serve it as sauce.
  • 7
    Remove from the pan and serve with broccoli, corn, and tomato.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Serve with white rice or orzo.
  • tip 2
    Add scallions instead of rosemary.

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