Pan-Roasted Salmon with Maple Glaze

Wine Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

The main female character from our novel, The Tilted World, is Dixie Clay Holliver, who grew up near the ocean and now lives by the Mississippi river, so she knows the pleasure of a delicious fish prepared simply, the kind of preparation allowed when the fish is fresh and the evening easy.  Dixie Clay is a practical gal, the kind of person who wouldn’t want to be carving lemons into the shapes of Easter baskets.  This meal is forthright, with a glaze that is slightly sweet, and if you can save some glaze (or double the recipe) it is great as a side dish on roasted asparagus in spring, or Brussel sprouts in winter.  Or–let’s be honest–lapped from a spoon.