Hello again, Seafoodies! With the start of fall just one day away, we’ve noticed a distinct change in our appetite. We are hungry for the flavors of fall! This week we started thinking about how brown sugar and maple syrup marry with the natural briny flavor profile of seafood; and the result may transform your menu plan thru the holidays. Sweet and savory are a perfect seafood duo.
The result when you add one of these two ingredients – brown sugar or maple syrup – to the salmon, shrimp, scallops, tilapia and cod recipes below is sweet, savory and definitely satisfying. –
The amount of “sweet” in these recipes is enough to entice younger appetites; but it is actually a scant amount of maple syrup or brown sugar. These recipes are sure to become family favorites.
Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
We’re fans of flavor, and this dish pairs full flavor with healthy, omega-3 rich fish like salmon. Between the savory tang from the garlic and the sweetness from the brown sugar, this is a must-have seafood dish!
Maple-Glazed Cod with Baby Bok Choy
Make room on your dinner menu for this delicious Asian-inspired recipe with a maple-glazed twist! If you’re looking for something new and different, this recipe is just what you need to shake things up this week.
Bacon Brown Sugar, Garlic Shrimp
Yes, you read the title right—and, no, we’re not pulling your leg. Just when you thought shrimp couldn’t get more delicious and flavorful, try it with brown sugar, garlic AND bacon. Yum!
Maple Blackened Tilapia
Sweet and spicy, this dish is easy to whip up and even easier to enjoy. It comes packed with flavor and attitude that is sure to kick your taste buds into high gear all season long!
Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Scallops
We’re heard of brown-sugared bacon and bacon-wrapped scallops, so why are we NOW only thinking about combining the two magical recipes together? This dish is decadent and rich in flavor, as the crispy fat from the bacon compliments the sweetness from the sugar and scallops to create a flavor explosion with every bite.
Easy Maple Soy Shrimp with Garlicky Spinach
This Easy Maple Soy Shrimp with Garlicky Spinach is our new favorite way to eat shrimp! They’re sticky, sweet, salty, saucy and delicious. Bonus? The ingredients are minimal, and from start to finish, the whole dish takes about 15 minutes to throw together.
Brown Sugar Glazed Tilapia
Brown sugar adds a tasty twist to tilapia. Thanks to its sweet and mild flavors, this dish is an ideal one to offer to not-yet-Seafoodies. Plus, tilapia is rich in vitamin B-12.
Maple Bacon Butter Seared Scallops
Maple + bacon + butter? Yes, this dish is indulgent, but it’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty with a hint of spice. These scallops are seared to perfection and bathed in a savory sweet butter. Serve with your favorite roasted squash and a wilted spinach salad for that perfect fall dinner.
Grilled White Fish with Brown Sugar Butter
What could be better than sugar? Brown sugar melted in butter! This combination was used to help compliment the nutty and subtle flavors of some of your favorite white fish. This recipe recommends halibut, but would also be great with tilapia, mahi mahi and flounder work just as deliciously.
Baked Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze
This easy five ingredient baked salmon may just become your weeknight go-to salmon recipe. The glaze is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Not to mention, this recipe is gluten-free, paleo and grain-free. Our challenge to you? Enjoy it tonight!