Good things come in pairs: You and your valentine. The sweet/spicy concert of flavors in a well-prepared dish.

Professional chefs combine sweet, hot, tangy, salty, bitter and sour flavors for crave-worthy meals. In our Valentine’s Day featured entree, watch out when wasabi and maple—the ultimate in sweet heat—team up.

Accented by ginger and garlic, Maple Wasabi Glazed Salmon features an exciting twist on teriyaki. This combination is also great for enhancing the flavor of stir-fries, ribs and chicken.

Maple Wasabi Glazed Salmon

Makes 8 servings

2 teaspoons wasabi powder
1 teaspoon water
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 pounds salmon fillets

  1. Mix wasabi with water in small bowl until well blended. Add remaining ingredients, except salmon; stir until well mixed.
  2. Place salmon in 13” x 9” baking dish. Spoon wasabi mixture evenly over salmon.
  3. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with wasabi mixture.

Note: Because you’re dedicated to organic living, OrganicAuthority.com recommends using certified organic ingredients, when available, in all recipes to maximize flavor, while minimizing your risk of exposure to pesticides, chemicals and preservatives.

Book Pick of the Day: Salmon: A Cookbook

Recipe courtesy of McCormick & Co.