Salmon is one of my simple, go-to weeknight staples. I easily make it once per week, and it helps me start my week off on a healthy and happy note. It’s the kind of protein that you can have prepped and on the table in 15 minutes, and it is excellent cold the next day for lunch leftovers. I’ve made about 100 salmon variations, from complex to bare bones, and here are a few of my favorites that I come back to time and time again.
Lemon Scallion Salmon – Melt some butter in a skillet, and saute your scallions in it so that they soften up, finishing with a big squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Pour this over the salmon, bake, and enjoy.
Dijon Maple Horseradish Salmon (pictured above) – Combine a spoonful of dijon mustard, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and a spoonful of horseradish in a small bowl, and then spread over the salmon and bake to perfection. Bonus points if you use Grate Root’s Double Citrus horseradish, which packs the most incredible boost of flavor (I use the TreatMo app to order it on my phone!).
Miso Ginger Salmon – Combine miso paste, sesame oil, mirin, soy sauce, pure maple syrup, and freshly grated ginger to taste. Spoon over your salmon, and sprinkle with black sesame seeds before baking.