February 28, 2006

Roasted Salmon

I just made a lovely roasted salmon fillet for myself for dinner tonight and I thought I would share it with you. It’s a perfect meal for one or two people. The honey mustard gives it a surprising amount of flavor. This is really simple and tasty.

Roasted Salmon with Honey Mustard

2 salmon fillets (about 5-6 oz each)
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. honey
(or you can use bottled honey mustard if you have it)
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 tsp. bread crumbs

Roasted Potatoes with Dill

2 medium white or Yukon gold potatoes (per person)
1-2 tsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill

Cut the potatoes into 1 in. chunks and coat with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and dill. Put in a baking dish (large enough to hold the potatoes and salmon) and bake at 200 degrees C/400 degrees F for 40 minutes, stirring once or twice.

While the potatoes are roasting, combine the mustard, honey, lemon zest and dill in a bowl. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Spread the mustard mixture over the top of each fillet. Pour the bread crumbs on top and press onto each fillet. When the potatoes have 15 minutes left to cook, add the salmon fillets to the pan, pushing the potatoes to one side. Take care not to over cook the fish. Depending on the thickness of your fillet, it may take less time.

It's nothing fancy, but it tastes really good. Feel free to add other vegetables to the roasting pan to round out the meal. This basic recipe is calling out for experimentation!

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