Who doesn’t love a good alliteration? Especially when it’s based on salmon.
Salmon is a weeknight staple in my house. We eat it pretty much every week so coming up with new salmon recipes can be somewhat challenging. Plus, I don’t like complicating salmon with a million other ingredients. It has a nice flavor on it’s own, and I don’t usually want to spend six hours coming up with a sauce for it on a weeknight. Let’s be honest, I don’t really want to spend more than six minutes coming up with a sauce on a weeknight.
And this sauce takes less than a minute. It’s super simple and super satisfying. There I go again with my alliterations.
Honey Mustard Salmon
1 1/2 pound salmon fillet with skin (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick)
1 garlic clove
3 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mild honey
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
Preheat broiler. Line rack of a broiler pan with foil and lightly coat with oil.
Pat salmon dry and put, skin side down, on pan. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt, then stir together with mustard, honey, vinegar, caraway seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Spread mustard mixture evenly on top of salmon, then broil 5 to 6 inches from heat until just cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
Transfer salmon to a platter with 2 large spatulas.