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 topside of the salmon.  Place the tray into the hot oven.  Roast for 20 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.   

Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Prepare potatoes as you would normally do, by cutting the potatoes into large pieces, covering with cold water and cooking until tender.  Drain the water from the pan.  

Mash the cooked potatoes.  Add in milk/cream, butter, salt and white pepper.  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 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!!