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Honey Mustard Salmon + Avocado Basil Sauce + Blistered Tomatoes

Roasted honey mustard salmon with avocado basil sauce, blistered tomatoes and arugula.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the salmon:

  • 2 lbs salmon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • arugula to serve (optional)

For the sauce:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the tomatoes:

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

For the salmon:

  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place salmon on the foil lined sheet. I usually cut it into pieces first so that the edges of each piece get nicely cooked. Combine the paprika, cumin, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Drizzle the fish with the oil and rub with the spice mix.
    Mix the lemon juice, mustard, honey, cayenne and some salt in a bowl to make the honey mustard glaze.
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees and place the salmon in. Cook about 10-15 minutes, or according to your preference for salmon. We like our salmon in this preparation fully cooked and slightly dried/charred at the edges, so I usually broil it a little at the end with with the honey mustard brushed over it.

For the sauce:

  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding a little water as needed to make it thinner.

For the tomatoes:

  • On another foil lined baking sheet, toss tomatoes with oil, salt and pepper, and place under the broiler for a few minutes. Toss them occasionally and let them get nice black blistered spots on them.

To serve:

  • Place some arugula on a plate and place salmon on top. Spoon the tomatoes over and drizzle with the avocado sauce.
Keyword Lunch, Main Dish, Seafood, Side Dish