1-1.5 lbs of Salmon, Alaskan preferred, or whatever you've got.
dash of Old Bay Seasoning (if you've got it)
In a double boiler (or two pans, one with water) melt:
1/2 lb. butter (real butter please)
2-3 cups of brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed if possible) **
1/4 cup of pineapple juice (no need to squeeze fresh, canned is fine) **
Combine the butter and brown sugar, whisking often.....Add juice after the butter and sugar is combined and continue to stir over a low heat. It will thicken as it cooks.....
Cook your salmon however you want to cook it..I brush mine with olive oil and then sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper...You can grill, broil, bake or pan fry it.....While the salmon is cooking, baste occasionally with glaze. You will have enough glaze left over to spoon over the salmon when you are ready to serve it. I like to grill the salmon on a cedar plank for extra flavor, but I have also baked it in the oven...It's your call.
This recipe is excellent with my hungarian rice recipe, if not that, then any rice pilaf or regular rice will go well with it because the glaze mixes with the rice so well.
The glaze is so fucking good I have a hard time keeping my fingers out of it as I'm cooking. I have kids allergic to fish and so I also have used the glaze on chicken as well.
The story behind the glaze:
My husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise and when we were in Ketchikan we went to the Liarsville Salmon Bake. I swear to God, it was one of the most simple, yet delicious meals I've ever had. They served Alaskan salmon, rice pilaf, pasta salad, cornbread and blueberry cake. Everybody asked for the glaze recipe and the guy was kind enough to tell me the ingredients. So, I hope you enjoy!
For you dipshits who can't tell when fish is done