Hickory Glazed Salmon has a mild sweet taste. The sweet taste comes from the hickory syrup glaze.
First, blend hickory syrup with vegan butter, dill and mustard to make a glaze. Then, baste the salmon with the hickory syrup glaze before, during and after baking.
Jeff and I met the owners of Falling Bark Farm a few years ago at a craft festival. They were selling their hickory syrup. We had an interesting chat with them. We tried their samples and bought three different varieties!
The Falling Bark Farm site has several recipes that use hickory syrup. This Hickory Glazed Salmon recipe is one of them. Jeff and I love salmon, so, I like to try different salmon recipes so we aren't eating salmon the same way all of the time. It gets boring eating the same dish over and over. This salmon recipe looked so good and it sure did not disappoint!
I slightly altered the Falling Bark Farm recipe so that it is dairy-free. I substituted vegan butter for the butter. If you are not concerned with being dairy-free, you can use butter. I bake the salmon as opposed to grilling or broiling. You can grill or broil the salmon, if you prefer. I also reduced the number of servings.
Hickory Syrup comes from hickory tree bark, not sap like maple syrup. The hickory syrup is extracted from washed and toasted hickory tree bark. A lot of hickory syrup is made from shagbark hickory trees because they naturally shed bark. Some hickory syrup is made from the bark of dead hickory trees. After the extraction process, the hickory syrup is aged, filtered then blended with a small amount of refined cane sugar before it is bottled.
According to the Falling Bark Farm site, hickory bark has health benefits. The hickory bark extract was used by Native Americans for its healing properties, such as a treatment for arthritis.
I like to serve Hickory Glazed Salmon with basmati rice, carrots and broccoli. We usually don't have leftovers of this salmon dish. However, on the occasion that we have leftovers, we reheat the salmon in the microwave.
I hope you enjoy Hickory Glazed Salmon!
Hickory Glazed Salmon
- 2 8-ounce salmon filets
- 1/3 cup vegan butter
- 1/4 cup Hickory Syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon dill
- 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard Spicy Brown Mustard is good, too.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a small sauce pan, melt the butter.
- Add the Hickory Syrup, dill and mustard. Stir to combine.
- Place the salmon in the baking dish.
- Baste the salmon with the Hickory Syrup sauce.
- Place the salmon in the oven.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, then baste the salmon with more of the Hickory Syrup Sauce.
- Place the salmon back in the oven for another 10-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Glaze the salmon with more sauce before serving.