Thursday, March 3, 2016

Roasted Salmon with thyme and honey-mustard glaze and garlic whipped potatoes

Tonight we made the roasted salmon with thyme and honey-mustard glaze and mashed potatoes.
We used wild caught salmon that we got from our local Sprouts store.
Here is the original recipe for the salmon: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-salmon-thyme-honey-mustard-glaze
Roasted Salmon with mashed potatoes

Just out of the oven!

mashed potatoes with chives

Right before going into the oven

Covered in the honey mustard glaze and thyme

Ingredients:

10 thyme sprigs
2 lbs of skin-on salmon fillet
1/4 cup country Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 lemons, thinly sliced

For garlic whipped potatoes:

6 Golden Yukon pototoes
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 tablespoon dehydrated garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 stem of green onions

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Peel potatoes and cut into circles about half an inch thick. Set in a multi-cooker to steam for 30 minutes.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange thyme sprigs in a long row on parchment. Place salmon, skin side down, on top of thyme.
4. Combine mustard, honey, and vinegar in a bowl. Brush mixture evenly over top of salmon. Sprinkle salmon with 2 teaspoons thyme leaves, salt, and pepper. Arrange lemon slices over salmon.
5. Bake salmon at 450° in center of oven 26 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Serve hot or at room temperature.
6. While salmon is baking, make the mashed potatoes by combining potatoes, garlic granules, garlic salt, salt, and heavy cream in a stand mixer with the whipping attachment. Whip until the desired consistency is reached. Top with sliced green onions.

What we liked:

This was a fairly quick recipe. It was very visually appealing. 

What we didn't like:

The honey mustard glaze came out a little bitter. We find that our normal olive oil/lemon juice/salt and pepper sprinkled salmon turns out much better. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He ate the mashed potatoes but the salmon was not touched by him. 

Next time:

We will not make this sauce for the salmon again.