Friday, May 1, 2009

Roast Honey Mustard Salmon

Haven't had much room in my pea-sized brain this week for cooking. But on Wednesday afternoon Jack came home with some salmon. He said he was being a hunter-gatherer, but it reminded me more of a cat bringing you a mouse, dropping it at your feet, and looking at you expectantly.

Anyway, I rooted around and found this recipe. It was tasty, quick, easy, and used things we already had in the house - you really can't ask for more than that!

The Recipe: Roast Honey Mustard Salmon
From another Dairy Diary book: Clever Cooking for One or Two (a gift from my mum)
  • 2 salmon fillets, approx. 11 oz (300g) total
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tspn wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tspn balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tspn clear honey
  • New potatoes & steamed baby vegetables to serve [we had green beans]

Serves 2.

1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).

2. Wash and pat the salmon dry. Place on a small baking tray lined with parchment paper. Season with salt & pepper.

3. Mix together the remaining ingredients, and spread thickly over the salmon. Bake for 12-15 mins, depending on thickness, until cooked through.

4. Serve on bed of steamed veggies with new potatoes.

Thoughts/Tips/Mistakes

They suggest you can roast the new potatoes: Dice, put in roasting pan and add olive oil, then put in oven 10 mins before the fish; they'll be ready at the same time.

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On the plate (forgot to put salmon on top of beans, but never mind):