Celebrate Summer With These 5 Seafood Recipes

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Not all of us have the time or money for an exotic beach resort getaway this summer. But never fear, staycationers — soon you’ll be bringing the flavors of the ocean right into your kitchen (minus the sandy mess)!

Don your “When I Sea Food, I Eat It” apron and celebrate this season with five of our seafood favorites.

1. Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon

This recipe from Better Homes and Gardens combines the smoky notes of maple and bourbon with the subtle and refreshing flavor of salmon, making it the ideal entrée for a summer get-together. The Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon serves four and takes about 30 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients:

  •  cup pure maple syrup or maple-flavor syrup
  •  cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey or orange juice
  • 4 four-ounce skinless salmon fillets
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions: Preheat broiler. For syrup glaze, combine maple syrup, orange juice, and whiskey in a small saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat while preparing salmon.

Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for five minutes. Remove two tablespoons glaze and brush on all sides of salmon. Turn salmon and broil five minutes longer or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Stir pecans into remaining glaze; heat on high for about minutes or until glaze reaches the consistency of syrup. Serve salmon topped with pecan syrup.