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This Honey-Mustard Salmon recipe only takes about 25 minutes to make in the oven or on the grill, and tastes absolutely delicious!!

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Just fire up your oven or grill.  Then while it’s heating, lay out some long sheets of aluminum foil on a baking sheet.  (<– You might need to use two if your foil isn’t wide enough to form a “packet” around the salmon later.)  Lay the salmon on the foil.

Then sprinkle the salmon with some finely-chopped fresh parsley…

…and…SERVE!

HONEY MUSTARD SALMON IN FOIL

This Honey Mustard Salmon recipe features a homemade honey mustard sauce that is super delicious (and easy to adapt if you like to go heavier on the honey or mustard side).  It can also be cooked quickly and easily in the oven or on the grill — your choice.

INGREDIENTS:

HONEY MUSTARD SALMON IN FOIL:

  • 1 batch honey mustard sauce (see below)
  • 2 pound side of salmon, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh parsley leaves

HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

TO MAKE THE HONEY MUSTARD SALMON IN FOIL:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.  Or heat a grill to medium heat.
  2. Prepare your honey mustard sauce as directed below.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with a large sheet of aluminum foil.  Mist the foil with cooking spray, then lay out the salmon in the middle of the foil.
  4. Spoon the honey mustard sauce on top of the salmon, and spread it around evenly so that it covers the top of the salmon.
  5. Fold the sides of the aluminum foil up and over the top of the salmon until it is completely enclosed.  (If your sheet of foil is not large enough, just place a second sheet of foil on top and fold the edges so that it forms a sealed packet.)
  6. To Cook In The Oven: Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until the salmon is almost completely cooked through.  (Cooking times will vary on the thickness of your salmon, so I recommend checking it a few minutes early if you have a thinner cut of salmon.)  Remove the salmon from the oven and carefully open and pull back the aluminum foil so that the top of the fish is completely exposed.  (Be careful, lots of hot steam will be released!)  Change the oven setting to broil, then return the fish to the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes.  (Keep a close eye on the salmon while broiling, though, to be sure that the sauce does not burn.)
  7. To Cook On The Grill: Carefully transfer the packet of salmon to the grill, and grill for 12-14 minutes, or until the salmon is almost completely cooked through.  (Cooking times will vary on the thickness of your salmon, so I recommend checking it a few minutes early if you have a thinner cut of salmon.)  Carefully open and pull back the aluminum foil so that the top of the fish is completely exposed.  (Be careful, lots of hot steam will be released!)  Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.
  8. Remove salmon from the oven or grill.  Sprinkle the top of the salmon evenly with parsley, and serve immediately.

TO MAKE THE HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.

If you really love mustard, feel free to increase the mustard amount to 1/2 cup, and/or scale back a bit on the honey.

roasted tomato pasta prep

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 g / 7 oz grape, plum or cherry tomatoes (10 tomatoes)*
  • 2-3 tbsp / 30-45 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 g / 14 oz spaghetti (GF if needed)
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced very finely
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes (or ½ can), peeled and diced finely
  • a few sprigs of fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp capers in brine, chopped
  • ¼ cup / 60 ml white wine (optional)
  • a pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
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METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C / 390° F and get a medium size baking tray ready.
  2. Halve the tomatoes and arrange them on the prepared baking tray, cut side up. Brush the exposed flesh with a little olive oil, sprinkle with dried basil, salt and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes, until soft and juicy.
  3. Cook the pasta al dente following the packet instructions.
  4. Heat up a small frying pan on low-medium heat. Once hot, add the pine nuts and dry-roast them until golden, stirring them regularly as they tend to burn easily. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  5. While the pine nuts are toasting, heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan on a very low heat.
  6. Throw in the diced garlic and fry it on a very low heat, stirring frequently, until the garlic releases its aroma, but do not allow it to brown as it will taste bitter.
  7. Add the diced tomatoes, a couple of sprigs of basil, capers and white wine (or water if not using wine).
  8. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes so that the tomatoes to cook a little and excess moisture cooks out. Add a splash of more liquid (water or pasta cooking water) if the pan starts to look too dry while the tomatoes are still raw.
  9. Season with a pinch of chilli and black pepper and salt, but be careful, as, depending on the brand, the capers may provide enough saltiness. Remove the wilted basil from the sauce at the end of simmering.
  10. Once the sauce is ready, add the cooked pasta and oven roasted tomatoes to the pan. Toss the pasta in the sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  11. Serve topped with toasted pine nuts and shredded basil leaves.

 

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