I wanted to treat Will to a nice dinner this weekend after he spent some time taking care of me post Pa Gourmet after party. He’s a good man. He deserves a good meal.
I had first offered to make him steaks — the expensive kind with lots of marbling and juicy fats and plenty of melted butter and herbs on top. But he was feeling a little sick. A cold was coming on, he said. So instead, we bought some salmon fillets. It’s healthier, right? More vitamins to fight off the nasty germs.
While grocery shopping Monday afternoon, we picked up the fresh salmon and took it home to cook right away. Fresh meat is a treat for us since most meals are reheated for work. It’s the life of a night shifter.
With some creamy, garlicy mashed potatoes and buttered peas, we feasted on this dinner, hoping for healthier days ahead.
Recipe for mustard brown sugar broiled salmon
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 6 oz. salmon fillets
Mix the wine, mustards, olive oil, brown sugar and garlic powder in a glass measuring cup. Lay the salmon fillets out on a greased baking sheet and coat with salt and pepper. Brush the mustard mixture over the salmon and broiled for five minutes.
Remove the fillets and brush them a second time with the mustard mix. Return to the broiler for about 6 more minutes or until cooked through. You want these to be under cooked a smidgen so they stay moist.