This recipe is a quick and delicious way to celebrate a few of Canada's iconic ingredients. A quick glaze of maple syrup and mustard brings the sweet and savoury, and the oats creates a hearty and whole crust. Serve it alongside other Canadian favourites, like Prince Edward Island potatoes!
Yield: 2 servings
2 tablespoons (30 mL) of your favourite mustard
1 tablespoon (15 mL) of maple syrup
Lots of freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup (60 mL) of quick cooking oats
2 portions of skin on salmon fillets (4-5 ounces/115-152 grams each)
A splash of vegetable oil
Preheat your broiler and position a rack a little lower than the middle of the oven.
In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, maple syrup and pepper. Spread out the oats in a shallow dish or plate. Rub the flesh of the salmon with the maple mustard mixture, avoiding the skin. Dip the salmon, skin side up, into the oats and press gently to encourage adhesion.
Heat a splash of oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Place the salmon into the pan skin side down and lightly spray the oat-crusted tops with cooking spray. Cook for just a minute or two to let the skin begin to crisp.
Transfer the pan to the oven and let broil until the salmon is cooked through and the oats have browned without burning, 10 minutes or so.
Serve with mustard pickles and share!
© Chef Michael Smith
You found it! This is the single most requested recipe in my entire repertoire. Maybe its because the sweet, sour, spicy, salty and savoury flavours of Thailand are one of my favourite ways to fill a bowl. They’re seductively addictive, always well balanced and one of the world’s great cuisines. They’re also easy! This is a very simple dish to make.
In many Italian restaurants the menu term “Tuscan Beef” refers to a particular style of serving beef that is always dramatically finished at the table. An extra thick slab of premium beeflarge enough to serve at least four peopleis slowly roasted on a grill and presented to the table with a classic group of ingredients: arugula leaves, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest and juice, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sea salt and freshly cracked peppercorns. The meat is thinly sliced and draped over a salad of sorts. The results are authentically Italian, spectacularly delicious and a great way to satisfy your primal beef craving and show off at your next dinner party.