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With the last week of Lent approaching, we wanted to repost one of our favorite salmon recipes that got great reviews. This is a sweet and spicy dish – which we are all about! Also, it’s a Weight Watchers recipe which helps us get prepared for all the chocolate the Easter Bunny will leave for us.

Chipotle Salmon Chipotle Salmon Weight Watchers | 2012
This fish is one of our favorites not just during Lent, but year-round. It’s easy to whip together on a busy Friday night and the sweet/smoky combination is unbeatable.

It all starts with these beautiful fresh filets of salmon. The brown sugar and the adobo sauce (which is what chipotle peppers are canned in) make the perfect sweet and spicy glaze for the fish. Top it all off with some fresh green onions and you’ll be nomming like crazy.

In order to get adobo sauce, you have to buy chipotle peppers that have been canned in the adobo sauce. Don’t search high and low for adobo sauce like we did – just buy a can of chipotle peppers like this and you’ll be good to go.

To make the glaze, first measure out the adobo sauce.

Add the adobo sauce to the brown sugar.

To the brown sugar and adobo mixture, add the kosher salt.

Brush the glaze on the salmon filets, coating the top of each filet nicely. Once you’ve done this, stick the salmon filets in the oven at 450° for 13 minutes, or until the desired degree of doneness.

The filets will come out of the oven when they’re shiny and golden brown on top.

Top the salmon with chopped green onions and plate it with a big side of spinach. Then dig in!

Here’s the recipe:
Ingredients
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (1 1/2 inches thick)
2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Directions
Preheat the oven to 450°.

Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl. Line a baking sheet with foil; coat foil with cooking spray. Place fish, skin sides down, on foil; brush fish with adobo mixture.

Bake at 450° for 13 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with onions before serving.

Nom. nom. nom.