Grain Honey Mustard Marinated Salmon

Happy Monday, all!

For recipe #2 on Brooke and Maxxs Culinary Crafts, we decided on a honey mustard marinated salmon accompanied with a side of sweet potato fries.  Our attempt at going semi healthy and lightening things up after the swan dive taken into wholehearted consumption of the sweet stuff over the last few weeks 😉

This recipe may be really good for you but it tastes awesome.  In Maxxs words, “fun to eat” with the tiny, almost bead-like texture of the grains atop tenderly cooked salmon.  The zest of the mustard playing well with the subtle sweetness from the honey added to it.  Sweet potato fries, the perfect of sides for this simple but comfort foody, totally satisfying plate.

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Ingredients

Two 3-4 ounce filets of salmon

2 medium sized sweet potatoes, cut up into long strips that resemble thick fries

1/2 cup of grain mustard

Roughly 3-5 tablespoons of honey

2 cloves of garlic, minced into tiny pieces

1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (I just sliced a lemon in half and squeezed)

Paprika

Salt

Pepper

  1. Place the cut up sweet potatoes on a baking sheet (the sheet covered in aluminum foil or parchment paper).  Season with salt, pepper, a drizzling of olive oil, and paprika.
  2. Bake the fries in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and a fork sinks into their surface easily.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the grain mustard, honey, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl.  When this sauce is finished, coat the tops of the salmon filets generously with it.  Covering their surfaces.
  4. Cook the salmon either on a grill or in your oven (on medium heat, about 400 degrees F) encased in aluminum foil.  Make sure the foil is closed tight.  Cook time is roughly 12 minutes.
  5. Sweet potato fries and salmon should be done at roughly the same time.  Enjoy both, hot (well, slightly cooled) out of the oven.  SO yum.

Leftovers of the salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge (don’t recommend keeping the sweet potato fries as leftovers though, they wont be nearly as good the next day) for up to 2 days, potentially even three.  Reheat prior to enjoying.

 

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