Pretty much every week, I buy a fillet of wild caught Alaskan or Canadian salmon – from Costco, for about $15. It’s a little steep for a hunk of heat but I adore salmon and justify it by touting the benefits of the omega-3’s. And the fact that we can get 4-5 meals out of it and if we ordered it at a restaurant, one meal would cost us the same as those 4-5 I can get at home.
Typically, I fall into the same habits with topping the salmon: lemon and dill, butter and brown sugar, lemon pepper, jam glazed. Regardless of the repetition, it is always one of my favorite meals of the week, even if I don’t share it with you guys.
But this one is worth sharing.
Dijon Glazed Salmon
2 T butter, melted
2 T honey
3 T dijon mustard
Combine butter, honey, and dijon in a small bowl. Set aside.
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs (I used gluten-free corn-based crumbs)
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used blanched almond slivers but walnuts would be perfect.)
1 T chopped chives
salt and pepper
Combine breadcrumbs, nuts, chives, and salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat over to 400*.
To prepare the salmon fillet, lay on a foiled cookie sheet. Top with dijon glaze then sprinkle with breadcrumb topping.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.