My new goal is to add more fish to my diet. For some reason I mostly gravitate towards recipes that consist of veggies and legumes, but this past weekend I decided to make salmon and prepare it one of the most simple and delicious ways I know how. For the past few years this has been a favorite at my mom’s house. All you need are three simple ingredients: pepper, mustard, honey. These might sound a little unusual together, but the combination of sweet and spicy is the best on this! I’m not even a fan of mustard or a lot of pepper on anything. When I order a sandwich, I insist that not a bit of mustard be on there, but for some reason it tastes perfect on my salmon.
Salmon is a great high protein, low mercury fish and is packed with vitamins, minerals and disease fighting acids which lower your blood pressure, increase metabolism, lower blood sugar and plenty more. Broiling the fish in the oven creates a nice crispiness on the edges. YUM! I think I’m back to my fishy ways. Enjoy!
Super foods: Salmon
- 1 large fillet of salmon
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
Set oven on broil. Mix mustard and honey in small bowl. Place aluminum foil on baking pan. Spray foil with olive oil baking spray. Place top side down. Spray side of salmon that is facing up. Broil for 8 minutes while leaving oven slightly open. Take out salmon and flip over. Lightly spray, sprinkle generously with pepper and spread dijon honey mixture on top of salmon. Place back in oven and broil for another 8 minutes, keep oven open slightly. When time is up, test to make sure it has been cooked all the way through.
Recipe adapted from: The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan