Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Salmon is one of those foods that is all around good for you. It is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. The Omega-3 fatty acids help to lower cholesterol, and help your heart. I will admit it is not my favorite fish despite it's glowing health reviews but try to eat it when we can for the health benefits. This was one of the first fishes that Jason first tried and really enjoys it. This recipe was "the best yet" according to him last night. I cut the original recipe below in half since there were only the 2 of us but it was sweet from the sugar and tangy from the mustard. By broiling the fillets it carmalized on the top of the fish and if you left it in longer gave a nice crunch.

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze
Serves 8
Source: Martha Stewart

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
Kosher salt and ground pepper
8 fillets of salmon, skin removed

1. Heat broiler with rack in top position. In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often until softened, about 3 minutes. Add vinegar and cook until slightly evaporated, 1 minute. Add mustard and brown sugar; stir until warm and combined, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. (To store, refrigerate cooled glaze in an air tight container up to 1 day).

2. Place salmon fillets on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Transfer 1/2 cup glaze to a small dish and brush on top of salmon. Broil salmon until glaze is bubbling and fish is opaque throughout, about 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of fish. Brush remaining glaze over fillets and enjoy!

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