Grilled Salmon with Honey and Dijon Mustard Glaze

The beauty of this recipe is the preparation only takes a few minutes. Simply mix all the ingredients and marinate the fish fillets for 15 minutes. This means you can have dinner ready in about 30 minutes. Whilst the fish is marinating, using our rice cooker, we prepare a few portions of jasmine rice and steam some vegetables. The addition of Dijon mustard offers a perfect balance for the sweetness of the honey, which can make the dish overly sweet and too caramelized like we see in so many recipes. The result is tender and satisfying fish dish which pleases everyone.
The marinade is simple to prepare and requires very few ingredients. It can be prepared at last minute and can be balanced according to your taste. We prefer just a hint of sweetness with the addition of honey which also helps caramelize the dish during baking.

4 Salmon fish fillets
2 Teaspoons Honey
1 1/2 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Large Garlic Clove finely minced
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper – Piment Espelette
Zest of a lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a small bowl, stir the honey with the mustard and mix well. Add the chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper and half the lemon zest.
Mix well and cover the fish fillets and marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Preheat your oven at 180 Celsius with the grill on.
Place your fish fillet on a baking pan covered with parchment paper and place the fillet on a row.
Pour the marinade over the fillet and grill on one side for about 5 minutes.
Flip the fillet over and grill for a further 5 minutes.
The fillets should be barely cooked through with a nice crisp.
Plate a fillet on a serving dish or a plate and sprinkle the remaining lemon zest.
Serve with steamed Jasmine Rice and a green vegetable of your choice.

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