Honey mustard salmon has been a popular dish for as long as I can remember. The sweet of the honey mixed with mustard’s sharp bite – well, it just works. This honey mustard horseradish sauce is a bit of a different take on it, one that we really liked. The sauce calls for some chopped mint too – do include if you have access to fresh mint, it adds a wonderful flavor dimension to it. Best of all, you can pull the sauce together in a matter of minutes.
As for the salmon, you can bake, broil, or grill it. I’ll simply provide directions as to how to prep the salmon for the way you choose to cook it. The rule of thumb for fish is that it takes 10 minutes per inch to cook. However, some people prefer their salmon more translucent on the inside and others prefer it well done. So actually cook time could be anywhere from 6 – 10 minutes.
Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce (recipe adapted from Bobby Flay)
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp. whole-grain mustard
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. prepared horseradish, drained
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint leaves
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 lbs of salmon fillets
- 2 Tbsp. canola oil
- Whisk together the mustards, honey, horseradish, mint and 1/4 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of pepper in a small bowl. Let sit at least 15 minutes before using. Can be made 1 day in advance but do not add the mint until just before using. Bring to room temperature before using.
- To prepare salmon, brush with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Then cook your preferred way (bake, broil or grill).