Tonight I’m going to share with you one of my favourite Salmon recipes. It’s really easy, quick and very tasty.

As I have already mentioned in one of my previous posts, salmon is a good source of Omega-3 and protein, and it is extremely good for those who are trying to eat a healthy balanced diet. It makes a light, easily digested dinner that fills you up but doesn’t leave you with tons of unnecessary calories. It is best served with light vegetable side dishes like steamed or boiled green peas, broccoli and cauliflower, or healthy grains such as lentils or brown rice. The choice is yours.

For this recipe we will need:

  • 4 wild salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp mustard (Dijon or Wholegrain; I prefer the latter)
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Lemon juice and Paprika, if you wish (they usually go well with any fish)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F).
  2. Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet, lined with foil and coated with cooking spray. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If you wish, you sprinkle it with lemon juice and add paprika. Put in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp honey and 2 tbsp mustard. When salmon is ready, remove from the oven and coat with the prepared glaze. Return to oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, until cooked through.

Speaking from my experience, 10 minutes is enough, but every oven is different. Still you do not want to overcook your salmon as it tends to become dry, so sometimes it’s best to bake for 10 minutes, then turn the heat off, and let your fish sit in the oven for 10 more minutes.

salmon-honey-glaze

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