By the time we get home from school, go through papers or homework and get settled there really isn’t a ton of time before the 5-year-old gets hungry. During the week, our dinners have to be quick and healthy with high-quality ingredients.
This recipe is courtesy of Simply Fine Gourmet, a gourmet food delivery service geared toward busy moms who need healthy dinners, but might be short on time. Their collection of all-natural chicken, beef, lamb, and seafood is green, humane and delicious. Some meat can come prepared (the coconut tilapia is to die for), but you can easily cook from scratch with recipes involving just a handful of ingredients, such as this one.
It took me about 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook this.
I defrosted the salmon and seasoned it on both sides. In a small bowl, I mixed the brown sugar and Dijon mustard. I used a wasabi-sake mustard from We Olive, an artisan olive oil store that happens to have excellent dips and mustard, too. It was divine. I dropped a spoonful of the mix on top of the salmon and then put it into the broiler for 8 minutes.
I flipped over the salmon, added another dollop of the glaze and let it bubble for another minute. This way I had some sauce for the soba noodles.
Soba noodles cook faster than standard pasta and they are far healthier. I grabbed a handful of cooked soba, put it on a plate, slid the salmon on top (crispy side up) and was done. I’d double the glaze recipe if you’re going to eat the salmon over noodles. That’s it!
- Recipe courtesy of Simply Fine Gourmet
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
- 4 6oz salmon fillets
- Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6-8 inches (really no closer) from the heat source. Prepared the rack of a broiler pan with cooking spray or aluminum foil.
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper and arrange onto the prepared broiler pan.
- Whisk together the brown sugar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Spoon mixture evenly onto the top of salmon fillets.
- Cook under the preheated broiler until the fish flakes easily with a fork--about 8 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other.
- If you like, add another dollop of glaze on the fish after you flip it.
I would totally serve this to guests and it’s great as a fast, leftover lunch. Enjoy!