You know you have been using a plentiful amount of hot peppers in your cooking when you begin receiving concerned emails regarding the state of your stomach lining. I'm not worried in the least about my stomach's lining, but I am worried that I might be addicted to hot peppers! They make everything better, don't they?!
Before I get to the recipe, I feel I should share that I laid my tired post-workout body on the sunny and very warm ground this afternoon in the very spot where a giant Yard Glacier stood mere weeks ago. Spring is finally here and I absolutely could not be happier about that. Spring is finally here!
Onto the salmon! This was seriously yummy and it could easily be grilled instead of baked. May as well grill while the grilling season is here!
Place a 1-pound salmon fillet into a shallow baking dish.
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 jalapeño pepper, diced
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
Stir the marinade ingredients around and heap everything on top of the salmon fillet.
Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (or light your grill).
Pour the marinade into a small saucepan, leaving the salmon fillet in the baking dish. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
Bring the contents of the saucepan to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 10 minutes.
Drizzle the warm glaze over the cooked salmon and serve! Soooo good! I'm off to enjoy a little bit o' spring with my cuties!