I realize that the Republican nominee for president for 2016 has already been chosen and the primary today in the state of Washington will not change that.
Still, I have to give the nod today to Washington, not for the politics but for the food. Two of our best ingredients come from there: apples and salmon.
So, here's to Washington. This salmon dish is amazingly easy to make (if you don't have chives you can chop some scallion tops). (You can also make the same dish using Arctic Char.)
Roasted Salmon with Mustard and Chives
- 24-32 ounces salmon (or use Arctic Char)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the fish on a parchment-lined baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, mustard, garlic and chives. Add the lemon juice and whisk it in until the mixture is well blended. Spread the mixture evenly over the fish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for about 12-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked to desired doneness and the surface is lightly crispy.
Makes 4 servings