(adapted from allrecipes
1 lb salmon fillet
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4 tsp garlic salt (or 1/8 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 tsp salt, if you're unprepared)
1/8 tsp pepper
Mix all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place salmon, wrapped in tin foil, in a small baking dish. Unwrap tinfoil enough to pour marinade on salmon. Marinate salmon for 30 mins, turning once.
While you're waiting, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Unwrap salmon from tin foil. Place in oven* and bake for 10 minutes, or until you smell something burning.
Open oven to see that marinade has formed a vile, smoking crust over bottom of baking dish. Check salmon. It will not be done yet.
Grab a spoon and attempt to transfer the most egregiously stinky marinade to the sink.
Fling marinade around room. It's made out of maple syrup. It's not going to transfer anywhere.
Bake salmon for 5 more mins.
Remove salmon from oven. Check for doneness. Now check for flavor. See? It is delicious.
*if you actually know how to cook fish, feel free to start following your own directions here.