When I presented this salmon recipe at a cooking class, it was received with rave reviews. Students later sent emails reporting on their success, and that they too received rave reviews from their family.
The salmon is quick to prepare on a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. I decided to make it recently because I wanted something healthy, but also full of flavor. The whole grain mustard is prominent but highlighted with a touch of sweetness from brown sugar and a delicate hint of honey. You can use a side of salmon as I have done here or cut into smaller 6-ounce portions. Be sure to line your baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon
4 6-ounce salmon filets
3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustards, brown sugar, and honey. Place the salmon filets onto the foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over the salmon filets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Generously spoon the mustard glaze onto the top of each salmon filet. Some of the glaze may run over the side. Place in the hot oven, baking until the salmon is firm to the touch, an internal temperature of 125 degrees, about 12-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon. Remove the baking tray from the oven. Allow the salmon to rest for 3-5 minutes. Carefully slide a spatula under the salmon, leaving the skin behind on the foil-lined sheet. Serve hot or at room temperature for a buffet-style meal.