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Sizzling Salmon with Bean Mash

“This might very well be my new favorite salmon recipe!” exclaimed our gratified table partner on a recent Wednesday evening. We most wholeheartedly agree — but if that endorsement doesn’t pique your interest, perhaps the fact that this recipe is almost ridiculously fast and easy to make will inspire you further.

This dish almost doesn’t need a veg alongside, but we have served both steamed asparagus, and roasted beets and shallots, on separate occasions to round out the plate. Whichever way you go, you’re bound to enjoy this relatively healthful meal!

Sizzling Salmon with Bean Mash

4 skinless salmon filets
1 lime
3 tbs. clear honey
1 tbs. wholegrain mustard
2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbs. butter
5 tbs. crème fraîche
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 cups packed arugula

Set the broiler to its highest setting. Put the salmon on a foil-covered flameproof baking sheet.

Zest the lime into a bowl, then add the juice, the honey, and the mustard, along with a good sprinkling of salt. Pour the mixture over the salmon and broil, without turning, for 5-6 minutes, or until golden on the top and the fish is cooked through.

Meanwhile, tip the beans into a saucepan and add the butter, crème fraîche, garlic, and plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Turn the heat on to moderate and coarsely mash everything together, with a wooden spoon or masher, until hot and bubbling. Tip in the arugula and stir into the mash until it’s hot and wilted.

Serve the salmon on the mash, drizzled with any pan juices.

One Comment Post a comment
  1. Jinny #

    Absolutely delicious!!!

    September 21, 2014

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