You know how much I love canning and making food that will last, so when I came up with this freezer-friendly glazed salmon, I was excited. This recipe combines sweet, spicy, and sour flavors, making it a surprise with every bite.
A Freezer-Friendly Glazed Salmon Can Save The Day
I also love that I can make this ahead of time, as quickly as I need to, and then save it for a later time. If you happen to have a busy life (who doesn’t?), then this is the right choice for you.
To begin, gather your cooking spray, four salmon fillets, paprika, red pepper jelly, and red pepper flakes. You can substitute some of these if you need to. Try using vegetable oil, tuna, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
You will need an oven, and I recommend preheating it to about 350 degrees F. I place my salmon fillets on a baking sheet and sprinkle the paprika over them.
While I buy the red pepper jelly for the salmon sometimes, you can also make your own. You do not even have to use red pepper jelly, sometimes I like to use peach, jalapeno, or sundried tomato jelly.
After you spread the paprika, I suggest you add the jelly on top and mix in the red pepper flakes if you are using any. You can skip this step if you want to keep your salmon less spicy.
Bake your salmon for about 25 minutes, but always check that it flakes easily with a fork.
Freezing and Unfreezing the Salmon
If you are going to refrigerate your salmon, let it cool down entirely. Save it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for up to three days. When you are ready to eat, warm it up in the microwave for a minute.
To freeze your salmon, follow the steps, but do not bake it. Instead, wrap it in foil, and then place it in an airtight container. You can save the jelly separately too, and keep frozen for up to two months. Thaw it overnight and bake.
Freezer-Friendly Glazed SalmonCourse: Freezer MealCuisine: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Friendly
4 oz (113 g) salmon fillets
1/2 cup (118 ml) store bought red pepper jelly
1 tbsp smoked paprika
Pinch red pepper flakes
cooking oil spray
- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
- Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with cooking oil.
- Arrange them on a prepared baking sheet.
- Coat salmon evenly with paprika.
- Spread the jelly evenly over each fillet and sprinkle red pepper flakes on top.
- Bake for 25 minutes until the fish has cooked through.
- Serve and enjoy!
Looking to try another delicious Freezer-Friendly recipe? Check out this Freezer-Friendly Chicken Traybake!