I hope you are all well and are handling this deep freeze we are experiencing in most of the country. Stay warm and stay well.
I should rename this post- Dinner in a Panic….. Bob never panics about dinner and is very low key and would eat ice cream if I said that is what I planned for the meal (he never complains) but I am the one that panics because I like to have everything organized.
I am sure most of you have been in my shoes at least once without a plan for dinner and the clock ticking away.
Yesterday, Bob had the day off from work since it was President’s Day and we were busy working around the house and time flew by and I forgot to marinate the salmon we bought at the fishmonger.
Of course, I didn’t realize this until it got closer to dinner and I had planned on marinating the salmon in lots of garlic, soy sauce and maple syrup and at that point my original plan was out of the question.
First of all, I have to share with you that I am not a big fan of salmon at all. I do make it for Bob when he requests it because he loves it so much but I would rather have pasta or a chicken cutlet, anything but salmon. I usually make something else for myself on the “salmon nights” but I was just too tired last night and decided to bite the bullet and eat the salmon as well.
Since I didn’t have a plan, I had to come up with something quickly. I opened the cabinets and refrigerator and started to add a little of this and a little of that to make a glaze (Grandma would have been proud). It was as if I was on an episode of the Food Network show- Chopped.
I was praying as I prepared ingredients that the cooking Gods were with me to prepare something delicious and I am happy to report, we had success.
I am surprised to admit it, but I really enjoyed the salmon (chalk this up to something close to a Christmas Miracle).
I just have to share with you what I did, just in case you need a little inspiration one night…
I know a few weeks back I told you about a new product I found that you all loved and I received so many comments that you bought the Miss Vicky’s garlic honey; so that was my first ingredient.
But I have another foodie find to tell you about that was my second ingredient. This product helped me make the salmon glaze. A simple purchase from Trader Joes, their Sweet & Spicy Mustard Sauce. It was fabulous!
The ingredients in the mustard sauce are whole mustard seeds, red bell peppers, white distilled vinegar, green jalapenos and a touch of maple syrup, turmeric, sea salt and cloves. It was only $ 2.29 for the seven-ounce jar and I just bought it on a whim and I am so glad I did.
And before anyone asks…No, I do not get paid by Trader Joe’s to promote this product (I don’t work for them) and I do not have any sponsors on my blog, I just love sharing these foodie finds with you.
Here is a picture in case you want to look for it.
My two favorite jars in the kitchen…..
So, let me put this recipe in writing in case you want to try it…….
I served the salmon with a spinach salad and rice.
Salmon with Garlic Honey Mustard Glaze
- 4 (6-7 oz.) skinless salmon fillets
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Green onions/scallions – 2 stalks sliced
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp. TJ sweet and spicy mustard sauce
- 1 tbsp. garlic honey
- Garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp. olive oil or cooking spray
- Black sesame seeds (optional)
- Lemon wedges (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Prepare a 9 X 13 baking dish with either 1 tbsp. of olive oil or cooking spray
- Pat dry the salmon fillets and salt, pepper, and garlic powder both sides generously
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the garlic honey, minced garlic and mustard
- Divide the glaze evenly over the salmon fillets and let any extra drip into the pan
- Dot each salmon fillet with a pat of butter (approx. ½ tbsp.) and a few black sesame seeds if using.
- Bake in a preheated oven until salmon is cooked through about 15 minutes
- After the 15 minutes, you can broil the salmon for 2 minutes to make it a little crispy (optional)
- Top with sliced green onions and serve with lemon wedges
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