Recipe: Honey Mustard Salmon

Fish, and Salmon in particular, is often hailed as a superfood.  It is generally low in calories, while high in protein and the all important "omega-3 fatty acids".  Well, as lame as it is to go with a fad, this one seems to have staying power.  Healthy fats are an important part of our diet and often a missing part of or nutritional record.  Lost in the shuffle of the "low-fat" trend of the past 30 or 40 years is that fat is a major building block of the body.  So let's get back to it.  When eating from natural sources you are far more likely to get the right kinds of fat.  And from what we've seen, Salmon is one heck of a source.   

You will need:

  • 1 lb of salmon (this is enough for 3-4 people)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons of organic dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons of dried thyme.
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

 To Make:

  1. Cut salmon into 3 or 4 equal sized fillets
  2. In a bowl, combine and mix honey and lemon juice.
  3. Add dijon mustard and mix again.  
  4. While whisking, slowly add olive oil.
  5. Add thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Turn on oven to broil and allow to heat.
  7. Place fillets in a baking pan lined with aluminum foil.
  8. Cover salmon with sauce.
  9. When oven is heated, add salmon to top rack and broil for 10-12 minutes.

 

Serve with Green Beans or Mushrooms and Green Beans and your favorite salad.