Kathie Lee & Hoda: Alma Schneider Interview
You come home from a long day at work and dread cooking dinner for the whole family, but fear not. Alma Schneider, founder of Take Back The Kitchen, a clinical social worker and chef, can help you overcome the dread of cooking, including her Maple Soy Salmon recipe. If you enjoyed this recipe, check out her other recipes: Green Salad with Nuts, Seeds and Maple Soy Dressing Recipe and Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles Recipe.
Alma said if you don’t know how to cook, you are intimidated by it. She said the main thing to remember is that cooking is a learned skill and it is not innate. A lot of women feel they are not a nurturer or not a good enough wife or caretaker if they do not know how to cook, but it is a learned skill and not something you are born with, so you have to gain a little confidence and practice.
Alma said if you go to restaurants and out to eat, you know what you like to eat and you stock your fridge with certain staple items you know you like to eat.
Alma Schneider: Maple Soy Salmon Recipe
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 4 6-ounce salmon filets
- In a sauce pan, boil 1/2 cup soy sauce and 1/2 cup maple syrup until it is syrupy
- You must watch over this and stir continuously because if you let it go too long, it will burn
- It should take about 10 minutes
- When it is syrupy, set aside
- You can either pan fry the salmon until it is opaque in the center or bake it at 350 degrees F
- If you are frying, use a little olive oil and if you are baking use parchment paper in a baking dish
- Pour the syrup over the salmon
- You can save the leftover sauce for another day, which will go good with tofu, other fish, vegetables or chicken