Wednesday, March 14, 2012
ChezCindy: Glazed Salmon with Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Glazed salmon with mustard mashed potatoes looks like a fancy dinner party meal, but it is comfort food in disguise. It is delicious and simple enough to serve for a busy weekday supper. Or invite guests and they will think you are a master chef. Enjoy this simple recipe.
1 side of salmon, about 1 1/2 pounds
3 tablespoons of dijon mustard
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large sheet tray with sides, by covering it with foil.
Rinse the salmon, pat dry with paper towels. Set the fish onto prepared sheet tray, skin-side down. Coat lightly with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a small mixing bowl, combine the mustard and brown sugar. Spread the mustard mixture evenly over the top-side of the salmon. Place the tray into the hot oven. Roast for 20-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. (internal temperature should read at 125 degrees) Remove from the oven. Let rest for a few minutes. Cut into portion sizes. Carefully slide a firm, flat spatula between the salmon flesh and the skin of the fish. The skin should separate easily and remain stuck to the foil. Serve with the mustard mashed potatoes and a green vegetable. Left-overs refrigerate well, and reheat for another day.
Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Prepare potatoes as you would normally do. I use milk/cream, butter, salt and white pepper in mine. Once you have the potatoes mashed, add a heavy tablespoon of whole grain dijon mustard (I use 2 tablespoons - but start with 1 until you determine what you like). Stir to combine. I really like Maille Old Style Whole Grain Dijon mustard for this dish.