Besides a brief 2 month period of time between my Sophomore and Junior years of college, I have never really been that into concocting dishes because I tend to choose convenience over cooking. And when I moved out of my parents house and into an apartment, my inclination to cook became even smaller. I no longer had the use of my parents kitchen or kitchenware, my pantry supply was significantly smaller than theirs so it seemed like every dish required an extra trip to the grocery store, I was working and exercising more and usually wouldn’t get home till around 7:30pm and I would only be cooking for one person which meant way too many leftovers from proper recipes.
But regardless, one of my New Years resolutions this year was to cook more. My friends, all friends that shared the duties of grocery shopping, cooking, and eating with a significant other, could cook so why couldn’t I? So I started. And I am by no means have started cooking all my meals at home, I actually usually only cook once a week! But it’s baby steps.
So I thought I’d share with you a recipe that I picked up from my company’s chef that’s super healthy and simple, and that anyone can make with salmon and ingredients that are probably already in their kitchen. And it only takes 20 minutes! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 to 1 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 half inch thick pieces of salmon (about the size of your hand)
1 . Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Lay salmon skin side down on a sheet or two of tin foil that has been placed on a baking sheet
3. Pat salmon with a paper so the skin is not really wet and season with salt and pepper
4. Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl
5. Pour honey mixture over salmon, making sure to run the mixture over all parts of the salmon
6. Fold the edges of the tin foil over the salmon to cover the salmon completely (you may need an extra pieces of tin foil at this point to cover the whole thing) and make sure no mixture is coming out of the sides
7. Place salmon in the foil on the tray (including the tray) into the over for about 15 minutes
8. Open foil and keep in oven for another 3-5 minutes until the fish is a little bit flaky and cooked through (I just suck a fork in mine and pulled it open to make sure)
9. Season with more salt and pepper then place on top of rice with a side of roasted veggies (I chose brussel sprouts) and enjoy!