Thursday, August 19, 2010

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Lately I have felt like I was in a cooking rut; I feel like I cook the same things all the time and have just been getting bored with our meals.  I made a deal with myself, I decided that I would try to start incorporating at least one new dish every week whether it be a recipe from one of my cook books, something from the blogs I read or something that I found from a site on the internet.  I just decided that it was time to jazz things up a little bit and incorporate new recipes into our weekly meals.  It seems like I tend to stick with chicken and beef just becaue it's easy and I always have both on hand but there are so many other good varieties of meats out there that I don't even utilize.  I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and to get away from the same old things.

In my attempt to get out of my rut and to introduce new recipes into our weekly routines I decided to make a salmon dish.  I actually had some salmon at the house that was just waiting to be eaten so I when I came across this recipe by Bobby Flay I knew it would be the perfect dish to serve.  Since the glaze had a lot of flavor I decided to keep the sides simple by serving it on brown rice along with a side salad.  It was delicious and so filling, but it wasn't heavy at all.  This was a great, lighter meal and one that is great for week nights.

Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 Cup dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oi
1 Tablespoon finely grated ginger
Vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 Salmon fillets, 6 ounces each

Directions:

Place a small sauce pan over medium-high heat and add the butter, brown sugar, and honey.  Keep on heat until ingredients are melted together.  Once ingredients are melted, remove from heat and add the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil and ginger and whisk together.  Let cool.

Preheat grill to medium heat.

Brush salmon with vegetable oil, then season salt and pepper to taste.  Place the salmon skin side down on the grill.  Coat the flesh of the salmon fillets with brown sugar and mustard glaze.  Grill for 6 to 8 minutes, for medium doneness, turning once after 5 to 6 minutes.

Recipe Source: Bobby Flay, Food Network

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