Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crunchy Honey Mustard Salmon, Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad

This salmon recipe is adapted from AllRecipes. Sorry, folks, but it is not cheap. (Seafood rarely is...) But what is the point of being frugal, if not to buy the things you need to be healthy? We're working on increasing our HDLs, and salmon is a fantastic way to do just that. If you can't do salmon, I would bet this honey mustard would taste delicious on chicken. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

2 T Dijon mustard
1 t butter, softened
1 heaping T honey
1/2 t garlic powder
1/3 c fresh bread crumbs
1/3 c chopped pecans
2 tsp parsley flakes
2 (6 oz) salmon fillets
salt and pepper
1 lemon

4 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/3 c milk
2 T butter
salt and pepper

green salad

Preheat oven to 400. In a bowl, stir together mustard, butter, honey, and garlic powder. Place in the fridge for a few minutes. In a separate bowl, stir together bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley flakes. Place salmon on a lightly greased baking sheet. Top with mustard mixture. Press on bread crumb mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, until salmon flakes with a fork. Just before serving, generously squeeze lemon juice on top.

Place potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 20-30 minutes until tender. Drain. Mix in milk and butter. Mash with a potato masher or electric mixer until fluffy. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare green salad.

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