November 19, 2004

Salmon w/ Mustard Maple Sauce

Salmon with Mustard Maple Sauce
from Gourmet (January 2003)

4 (6- to 7-oz) pieces center-cut salmon fillet (1 1/4 inches thick), skinned
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
1/4 cup chopped scallion greens

Pat salmon dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then saute salmon in 2 batches, starting with skinned sides up and turning over once, until just cooked through, 6 to 9 minutes per batch. Transfer to a platter and keep warm, covered.

Remove skillet from heat and cool 1 minute. Whisk in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over salmon.

Notes: Came out fine. Though it was a dish lacking in complexity and had a sameness of taste throughout that made it less challenging than some others I've attempted. And the scallions quite overwhelmed the other flavors, so I might put in less of them. The best part was the scraped up salmon bits from the pan that ended up in the sauce and gave it a more interesting texture. Someone recommended adding a dash of lime juice to the sauce and, should I ever make it again, I might try that in an attempt to give it a little more depth.

Posted by Jennifer at November 19, 2004 9:33 PM

We decided to try this recipe for something different. I normally am not a big fan of maple flavored stuff but this was really good. I would definitely make this again and have other people try it.

Posted by: Jill at January 1, 2007 8:29 PM

I'm glad you liked it. If you're doing salmon again sometime, you should try the Javanese one - - it's one of my favorites.

Posted by: Jennifer at January 2, 2007 8:28 AM

Happy New Year. We made this for our New Year's dinner, it was easy to prepare and had very good flavor. Cut the scallions amount in half, and that seemed to be a good balance. Everyone really liked it and said to fix it again.

Posted by: Mom at January 2, 2007 9:44 PM
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