Friday, June 29, 2012

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon

Last week I went to visit one of our local fish stores to pick up some quality seafood. I've always been a huge fan of everything from the sea, but especially salmon. It's super delicious but also supplies a huge number of health benefits including eye, skin/hair and cardiovascular health as well as cancer prevention. Wild salmon is the perfect healing food for people with diabetes. It's exceptionally high in omega-3's, essential fatty acids that are crucial for reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar. I decided to make this dish for my dad who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I can't tell you how many times he said the words "OUTSTANDING" when he tried this dish. An added bonus is that it's such an easy dish to prepare. I paired it with brown rice that I jazzed up with some fresh veggies. Enjoy!

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon

Serves 4

4 salmon fillets (6-8 oz each)
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 TB brown sugar


Preheat broiler. Combine the dijon and brown sugar in a small bowl. Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment and lay salmon fillets on it (skin side down). Season the fillets with salt and pepper and brush them with the mustard glaze until completely coated. Broil the salmon 3-4 inches from the heat for 8-10 minutes until golden (watch carefully). 

*Tip: I have also made this on the grill using cedar planks. You can buy these at any hardware store (like Home Depot or Lowes). Just make sure the planks have been soaking in water for at least 4 hours so that they don't burn. It's such a unique flavor!

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