Video:Maple and Mustard Glazed Salmonwith Chef John Mitzewich
Bored with the same old salmon dishes? This maple Dijon mustard glaze is just the thing. It's fast to prep and creates a delicious, shiny glaze once broiled.See Transcript
Transcript:Maple and Mustard Glazed SalmonHi, I'm Chef John Mitzewich for About.com Food, and today I'm going to show you how to make maple and mustard glazed salmon.
What do I like about this recipe? Everything. It's looks amazingly delicious, its simple to make, and it takes like 5 minutes to put together. So here we go.
Maple and Mustard Glaze IngredientsWere going to start with the glaze, which is:
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Use the real stuff, by the way.
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. Do not use that yellow stuff.
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Preheat the BroilerNow, what that chipotle is going to do is give it a little bit of a smoky hint, so it's going to taste kind of like we grilled it. But we didn't; we're going to broil it.
Preheat the broiler to high. I have one that's on the floor under the oven with the gas flame. But if you have an electric oven, it's still going to work under the coil inside the oven.
Prepare the Salmon FiletsThere's our salmon, I have two filets. By the way, salmon people, can you package those so that there the same size and shape? I don't know why they do that.
To prep you have to take out the pin bones, which are those small bones that run down the center. Just use needle-nose pliers or tweezers.
And if there is some of that cartilage in the center, that's easy to cut out with a sharp knife. So we're going to clean those up.
Pour the Glaze on the SalmonWe're going to put a little oil on our foil-wrapped baking pan. Then I'm going to pour about 1 1/2 tablespoons of that glaze on each, and just evenly coat it.
Most is going on top because that's what's going directly under the heat, but if you want to put some on the sides that's fine. It won't caramelize, but it'll still taste good. So give that a nice thick coating. Make sure it's evenly covered.
And again, that chipotle is the secret ingredient because it has that little bit of smoky flavor. It's made from smoked jalapenos.
Broil the Glazed SalmonNow, once that is perfectly, evenly covered, we're going to place that under the broiler about 6 inches away from the heat for 5-7 minutes.
And what comes out is amazingly beautiful and just looks like it's lacquered. The sugar in the maple caramelizes and bubbles up.
Sprinkle Salt on the SalmonI like to finish with a sprinkle of kosher salt, that flaky salt, which really gives it a nice look. That's why I didn't put a lot of salt in the glaze.
I served it with some bitter greens, in fact that's called lamb's tongue lettuce, and some lemon and that's all you need. You have to give that a try. It's so easy. Enjoy!
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