Saturday, January 4, 2020

Funny, Saturday Recipe,

Meant to tell you before, I read a joke in the World Wide Recipes ezine. I hadn't heard it before but my cleaner had. I'm assuming some of you won't have come across it either.

I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon ... I'll let you know.

Hm, just told this to my exercise class and nobody got it until I explained it. They they thought it was funny.

Thought of making this dish for Friday supper but hadn't got all the veg required. Only thing I have is the shallots and I'm not sure how many I have of them.

Honey-Mustard Baked Salmon with Vegetables

A tangy honey-mustard sauce gives salmon a flavorful kick, and a panko breadcrumb crust adds a
nice crunch. Even kids and adults who are normally skeptical of fish will love this delicious sheet pan supper. When shopping for salmon, choose center-cut filets, which are thicker and more uniform in size so that each piece of fish will cook at the same time.

1 lb baby red potatoes, halved (3 cups)
3 shallots, quartered lengthwise (about 1 cup)
4 Tbs olive oil, divided
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
3 Tbs plus 2 tsp. whole-grain mustard, divided
1 1/2 tsp honey, divided
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
4 (5-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets
3 cups fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp grated garlic
1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together potatoes, shallots, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt on a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange mixture in an even layer, with potatoes facing cut sides down. Roast until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

2. While potato mixture roasts, stir together 3 tablespoons of the mustard, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1 teaspoon of the honey in a small bowl. Stir together panko, thyme, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a separate small bowl. Arrange salmon fillets, skin side down, on a plate. Spread mustard mixture evenly over skinless tops of fillets. Sprinkle tops evenly with panko mixture, pressing to adhere.

3. Stir roasted potato mixture on baking sheet, pushing mixture toward edges of baking sheet with a spatula. Place salmon filets, skin side down, in center of baking sheet. Scatter sugar snap peas evenly around salmon. Return baking sheet to oven. Bake at 425°F until panko crust is golden brown, salmon is cooked to medium doneness (turns flaky and opaque), and potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, garlic, smoked paprika, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon honey in a small bowl until combined.

5. Divide salmon fillets and vegetable mixture evenly among 4 plates. Drizzle vegetable mixture evenly with vinaigrette.

Servings: 4

Source: Food and Wine

Have a great day


  1. I did get the joke - because growing up we often had discussions (never resolved) about which came first.
    That dish looks simple and tasty - which is a great combination.

    1. I thought it was funny Sue.

      It does, need to get a couple of things for next week to cook it.

  2. Hi Jo - yes I got the joke ... but always fun. Love salmon and veg ... always good to eat ...cheers Hilary

    1. It is a fun thing Hilary. So do I. Next Friday hopefully.

  3. That was a cute joke; I'll have to try to remember it. I do like that sheet pan recipe! Will probably try it soon.


    1. I thought so Betty. Yes, good recipe I think. Can't really fail with salmon.

  4. I laughed out loud at the joke and I usually don't do that. That salmon looks good.

    1. Me too Susan. Yes it does, maybe next Friday I will try it.