February is National Heart Month and what better way to celebrate than with a fast, tasty and easy salmon recipe. Salmon is one of those nutritional marvels. Considered both a brain food and a heart-healthy food, it provides heart beneficial omega 3s, high quality protein, loads of vitamins(B12, B6 and that all important vitamin D) as well as being an excellent source of minerals(selenium, potassium). It cooks in no time so it can be a healthy weeknight dinner accompanied by veggies and a starch. The trick is to not overcook it. This tasty recipe coats salmon fillets with a simple glaze of shallots, maple syrup and Dijon. 10 minutes under the broiler, and it’s ready! Fast enough for a weeknight but elegant enough for company too.
Maple~Dijon Broiled Salmon Fillets
4 wild-caught salmon fillets, about 5 oz each
2 t Dijon mustard
2 T maple syrup, the real stuff
1 t dried thyme
1/2 t sea salt
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 shallot, minced( substitute red onion if needed)
2 T flat leaf parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to broil. Set your rack 8 inches from heat source. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set your fillets on top.
Mix all ingredients,except the parsley, together. Brush on the top and sides of your salmon fillets. Broil for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley after plating. Serve with your preferred veggies and a starch.