Here I go again with the recipes. I need to first acknowledge that salmon (the fish in the recipe) is not mentioned in the scriptures, though it is considered Kosher as a “clean fish [Lev. 11].”
I was looking for something a little different for dinner and as a pescetarian was looking beyond just the veggie options. So here is a recipe which honours (if not equates to) biblical fare.
- 2 Salmon Fillets (100 – 150 g each) [Leviticus 11:9]
- Honey 2 TBS [Proverbs 24:13]
- Wholegrain Mustard (prepared) 1 TBS [the Bible reference is difficult as the reference may not be of the exact type we would call mustard today, though our mustard was common in Roman cookery – Luke 17:6]
- Dijon Mustard (prepared) 1 heaped tsp [Luke 17:6]
- Slivered Almonds 1 heaped tsp [Numbers 17:8]
- Salt – just a pinch [Mark 9:50]
- Olive oil – just a splash [1 Kings 17:12]
Preheat oven to 190 C /350 F. Place a large piece of foil into an oven pan and lightly rub with olive oil. Place the fish skin side down onto the oiled foil, and gently rub a pinch of salt into each fillet. In a bowl mix the honey and mustards, then spoon the mixture onto the fish, spreading it evenly. Then place the almonds onto the honey coated fish. Make a “tent” of the foil, and then place in the oven for 15 minutes.
Carefully open the foil tent and serve fish using a spatula to life it from underneath to leave the mustard grain and almond coating intact.
As always, let me know how you get on with it.