After a gluttonous week, my body was calling out for something healthy. I usually crave a huge pile of veggies after I’ve had a string of indulgences. Does that happen to you?
For dinner last night I had this salmon, sauteed spinach, and squash. Hopefully this meal cancelled out the beers I drank last night. The best part? It took me about 20 minutes to make this.
The crust on the outside contrasts perfectly with the rich, velvety inside of the salmon. This is so easy to make yet it tastes like you’ve outdone yourself. I’m glad I can now add this as a new quick healthy dinner option (passed along to me from my mom, by way of my sister-in-law).
And regarding the aforementioned gluttony, I turned 29 last week and ate three pieces of cake in one day. I also bought a few anti-aging creams and serums (yes, ON my birthday). I probably should have been slathering on wrinkle potions sooner, so I’m pretty clueless. For now I’m using a serum, cream and exfoliant by Olay Regenerist, which I like a lot so far, but I’d like to try some others. Can anyone recommend a brand (yes, I am not soliciting skin care advice on a food blog)?
Now go make your body happy and make this salmon.
Simple Glazed Salmon
Makes 2 servings
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 salmon fillets (about 6 oz each)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat soy sauce and ginger in a saucepan until simmering. Remove from heat and whisk in honey and mustard.
Pat salmon dry and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Coat a skillet with the olive oil and heat to medium-high. Add salmon, skin side up, to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until a golden brown crust forms. Turn salmon over (so that skin side is down) and remove from heat. Spoon sauce over each salmon filet.
Place pan in oven and bake salmon for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.