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Mustard and honey wild salmon with fragrant herbs

October 12, 2020

Mustard and honey wild salmon with fragrant herbs

The Recipe:

Average Prep Time:               30 minutes

Cook Time:                             10 minutes

Total Time:                             40 minutes

Servings:                                 2 people

Equipment:

  • 1 cast-iron pan

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves plus more sprigs for serving
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves plus more sprigs for serving
  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Papa Earth wild-caught Sockeye salmon fillets 6-8-oz each
  • 2 lemon wedges

Instructions:

  1. Melt the unsalted grass-fed butter in a cast-iron pan over medium-low heat. Add the thyme and rosemary, and let herbs cook for a minute just until they release their fragrance. Remove from the heat. Allow the thyme and rosemary to infuse in the butter for 20 minutes.
  2. Add mustard, honey, salt and pepper to reserved butter. Mix well.
  3. Add wild salmon to pan. Brush wild salmon with butter herb mixture. Add a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme to butter mixture.
  4. If using a grill, prepare charcoal grill by heating the coals until they’re pale grey and glowing orange, about 20 minutes. Move hot coals to one side of the grill, and place the cast-iron pan with fish on the opposite side.
  5. If cooking on stovetop, bring cast iron pan to medium heat.
  6. Using a spoon, continuously spoon butter and herb mixture on top of the wild salmon, bathing the fish in it.
  7. Continue cooking and basting until the fish flakes when poked in the middle and it is cooked to your liking, about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Serve sprigs of fresh herbs on top, and wedges of fresh lemon.

This recipe was brought to us by Ksenia Print, you can find the original recipe and more on her blog ‘The Immigrants Table’. Her life’s journey has taken her from Russia, through Israel, all the way to Montreal. She spends her nights cooking, writing and photographing food, and her days playing with a cuddly little baby and her Colombian husband. Her cooking and writing are a mélange of cultures and traditions that somehow turn out well.