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Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon With Roasted Asparagus Recipe

The sauce is not only quick to make, but it will make a fish-lover out of anyone.
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Many Americans view fresh fish as restaurant fare, food best left to professionals to skillfully prepare. But when you leave the fish cooking to "professionals" at places like Outback, Friday's, and Applebee's, your hopes of a healthy dinner may be sunk. Why blow the cash and the heavy caloric toll on a meal you can prepare at home in less time than it takes to order out? Plus, if you ever hope to get a kid to eat fish, this 3-minute sauce (which goes great on shrimp, scallops, and chicken, as well) is the key to this grilled salmon recipe. Plus, we have some tips below on how to grill your salmon like a professional. Even more reason to eat in!

Nutrition: 370 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated), 530 mg sodium

Serves 4

You'll Need

1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1⁄2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
4 salmon fillets (6 oz each)
Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Combine the butter and brown sugar in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, until the butter and sugar have melted together.
  2. Stir in the mustard, honey, and soy sauce.
  3. Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet over high heat.
  4. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and add to the pan flesh-side down.
  5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until fully browned and flip.
  6. Brush with half of the glaze and place the pan in the oven until the salmon is firm and flaky (but before the white fat begins to form on the surface), about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove, brush the salmon with more of the honey mustard, and serve with the asparagus.

Eat This Tip

How to Pan-Sear

This restaurant technique yields incomparably moist flesh with a lovely crust—perfect for fish, beef, and chicken, and it will make you feel as professional as the chef at your local restaurant chain. Here's how to nail it.

Step 1: Cook flesh-side down over high heat.
Step 2: Flip once fully browned, about 4 minutes.
Step 3: Finish cooking in a 400°F oven for 5 to 7 minutes

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