This dinner was simply the best I have eaten in a really long time. As Jonathan and I savoured every bite, we discussed how much we thought the meal would cost at a restaurant. Our end decision was probably $31.00, of course making it at home is significantly less. The salmon was purchased at Costco as you can see from the beautifully large pieces. Fresh salmon would also be great if you can find it on sale at the grocery store. I have been having too much fun cooking lately, and Jonathan has been encouraging it. Well, really who wouldn’t want to encourage all of these tasty meals? This is my 102 blog post, and at this rate I may just accumulate many, many, more magnificent recipes.
My Mom (who is the ultimate foodie) gave me Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard for Christmas as a stocking stuffer. So, I tried it out on my favourite meal, salmon! Just reading the ingredient listing makes my mouth water: Mustard seed, vinegar, water, whiskey, honey, herbs, spices, salt. Gluten free, no additives, no preservatives. All I had to do with this recipe was to add a little olive oil and spread the mustard on top of the salmon, then bake at 400 F for 20 minutes. This recipe is going to be a staple in our household! It would also be a great recipe when have friends over who are gluten intolerant.
This weekend Jonathan and I, meandered around Windsor. We made stops at Salute Cafe, Biblioasis, and an Indian grocery store. Later this week I want to make samosas, so stay tuned. Jonathan also completed a radio column about restaurants in Windsor, I am extremely excited to hear it on air. The food was delicious and this restaurant owner has a truly inspirational story. I won’t give away any details, so listen to CBC radio Windsor on Thursday (also available online because CBC is awesome). Biblioasis was recommended by one of Jonathan’s urban planning idols via Twitter, and it really was a unique and welcoming independent book store. Inside it was warm, inviting and most importantly fully of beautiful new books that were begging to be taken home and read. I now have more books to add to the list of birthday presents for Jonathan!
Preheat oven to 400 F. Then line a baking sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on the pan, so the salmon doesn’t stick. Place the salmon on the baking sheet and drizzle a small amount of olive oil. Spread about one tablespoon of Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard on the salmon. Bake for 20 minutes.
For the potatoes, chop into desired size and place in a roasting dish. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and two generous pinches of dried thyme. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 400 F, stir half way through.