Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baked Dijon Salmon

One of my favorite things in cooking is when a recipe lives up to my expectations. There's nothing more disappointing than salivating over a dish when I'm preparing it, only to be let down by a less than stellar meal. The tang from the Dijon mustard is immediately followed by the sweetness of the honey combined with the crunch of the panko making it so incredibly delicious! This is also a quick & easy dish, only two small mixing bowls and one baking sheet, making cleanup a breeze.

I can't believe February is on Wednesday, meaning the Superbowl is right around the corner! I'm hoping we are able to have a few people over to watch the game, especially since my Giants are in it! I also want to be able to plan what I'd make. I know I definitely want to try a BBQ chicken baked spring roll and a loaded baked potato dip but not sure what else. It also doesn't help that I have an all day event the day before the game, so I really need to get to planning the menu!


Ingredients
-1/4 cup butter, melted
-3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
-1 1/2 tablespoons honey
-1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
-1/4 cup finely crushed pecans
-4 teaspoons parsley
-2 salmon fillets
-salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. In a small bowl, stir together butter, mustard, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, crushed pecans, and parsley.

3. Season each fillet with salt and pepper and then brush generously with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.
Place salmon on foiled-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake salmon 15 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork.
 

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