This maple salmon recipe has become one of our family favorites. My kids grew up eating salmon for their Friday evening meals so they do eat decently. But they are still kids and in my humble service as a mother, I have found with my kids especially that they don’t want to eat it with the sliced almonds on top. So that’s why its optional.
Also, this dish comes out very sweet when you use the brown sugar*, a little too sweet in my opinion. Although, if your children are not accustomed to eating fish at all, the sweetness of the dish will warm them up to fish since it is so sweet. And as they become more accustomed to eating this, you can slowly use less and less of it.
Since my family are already fish lovers, the second time I made the dish, I omitted the brown sugar completely and the result was still tasty with a hint of maple sweetness. Even my mother, who doesn’t eat sugar, enjoys this dish.
Shabbat meals tend to dry out after spending extended periods of time on the hot plate so making an awesome sauce that won’t dry out too quickly is very necessary in our house, especially when having guests over. Here’s
Chava’s Maple Roasted Chicken Sauce Recipe:
Serves 6-8. Total cooking time needed: 2 hours 10 minutes
**When Chava makes this dish for Shabbat, she makes the rice separately but in the same fry pan that the chicken was browned in. After it has cooked she adds it over the whole chicken pan to keep the chicken from drying out.
In Canada, the pancake snobs eat their pancakes or waffles hot off the grill- they get eaten as they are made ready. The maple syrup is ideally served heated to make it thinner and to bring out the flavor better.
Nana’s pancakes have been a regular meal for us for many years- at both breakfast and in the evening when we are having a “breakfast-for-diner” night.
With 5 kids and 2 hungry adults, we usually double the recipe to give us enough for the meal, and to leave some extra flapjacks to pop into the kids lunches the next day.