Not Your Average College Food

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

One of my childhood memories from elementary school was a period of time where my family had salmon every Tuesday night. On Tuesdays after school, I had piano lessons and would come back home to freshly baked salmon, the one thing my dad loved to cook. Although my taste buds were still growing accustomed to fish, salmon was my favorite. Back then, we would always have the same teriyaki sauce salmon but as I grew older I realized there are so many different ways to cook salmon.


For instance, this salmon has a simple 4-ingredient glaze: olive oil, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. It only takes several minutes to prepare and is done in 15 minutes! I had no idea salmon was so easy to make and could taste so good with such little prep. Since I’ve only been cooking for myself, I ate half of the salmon for dinner and saved the rest for lunch to bring to work the next day.


Salmon is known for its Omega-3 fatty acids which improve brain function. It also contains a lot of protein, amino acids, and vitamins (A, B, D, E). It also speeds up your metabolism, improves memory, and prevents muscular degradation!


(serves 1)

6 oz filet salmon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place salmon on a tray covered with aluminum foil. Rub olive oil onto the salmon’s surface.

Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly on top. Then add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Make sure salmon is cooked all the way through before serving it.


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