Oh lucky us…. spring teased us with some warm days and now the last three (and the past weekend) was bone chilling cold! Well not compared to mid-January, but after having some nice days, the temps dropped so it sure felt like it. It brought our outdoor grilling right back into cooking inside for the time being. With that said, I was craving salmon and now that I was cooking it inside, I wanted a sweet and savory marinade or sauce to take my mind off not being able to grill outdoors. So, maple & dijon mustard salmon it is!
A second bonus to having salmon is that it is easy on hubby right now with just being able to use his left arm. If any of you know how difficult it is to use one arm for your daily activities, you can appreciate a “one armed meal.” Salmon with it’s delicious flakiness works well with this. Plus, I find it easy to make which reduces my time in the kitchen. These days, my time is limited with a full time job and full time care duties. This salmon was so simple since I had all the staples on hand; maple syrup, mustard (and I have about 10 different types at any given time) and light white wine. A quick mix, a quick cook in the skillet and dinner is on the table in no time flat.
Maple Syrup and Dijon Mustard Baked Salmon
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 2 6 oz salmon steaks
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon light white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley (chopped)
- 4 Strips bacon (cooked and crumbled)
This worked well on all levels; hubby could use just a fork, it took very little time to prepare and it fulfilled my craving for salmon. I liked adding the cooked bacon on top for some extra flavor without all the excess grease. Like I said before, I usually have about 10 types of mustard on hand at all times, from the basic yellow to a cajun hot variety. Mustard adds a lot of flavor to food without a ton of fat and calories. This mustard salmon was a delicious and quick weeknight meal. And handy if you have one arm… get it … “hand”-y? Yep, I think I’m a bit sleep deprived.
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