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.

Glazed Salmon
1 side of salmon, about 1 1/2 pounds
3 tablespoons of dijon mustard
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
canola oil

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.

1 comment:

  1. This is a perfect dish!! Very quick and simple, but tastes amazing!! Thanks for the class and for posting the recipe!!