Salmon is a life saver. That may seem like an odd and somewhat bold statement to some, but let me explain. I follow a mostly vegetarian diet, but every now and then I have fish. My boyfriend, on the other hand, follows a mostly carnivorous diet. He loves his burgers and chicken parm.
I have no problem with his meat-eating ways, and lucky for him, I like to cook. I love trying out new recipes for him even if I can’t eat them. And because I don’t eat the meat-based dishes I make for him, we never have to argue about who gets the last drumstick. Oh my goodness (lightbulb) I think I just found the solution to American divorces! One part of the duo should be vegetarian. That way, all the couple has left to fight over are the Oreos. Then again, Oreos are a huge point of contention. Ok. So one person is a vegetarian, and the other gives up Oreos. Done. No more arguments! Do you hear that, boyfriend? You get the meatballs. I get the Oreos. Capeesh? There, now we never have to fight again. Smiles all around! Just kidding – we don’t really fight about petty things like pork dumplings and cookies – just big things like whether or not Sharknado is a good movie.*
Wow, I just went off on a huge tangent there. The point of this whole thing is that most days I cook a meat dish for him and a vegetarian dish for me. More cooking, more ingredients, more dishes (everyone say, “Boo, dishes!”). However, the one type of food we both enjoy is salmon. If I can make a salmon dish, then I only have to make one recipe. Salmon also cooks very quickly, so I save on time, ingredients, and clean up! One dish, two happy bellies. Woohoo!
A few weeks ago, I wanted something quick and easy so I made this super and incredibly delicious salmon dish:
The maple dijon glaze is so tasty! It’s only two simple ingredients and yet, wa-bam! Flavor punch to the mouth!** I used Grey Poupon – mainly because the dudes in those commercials eat their mustard-ized sandwiches in the back of Jaguars. If that isn’t the definition of “snazzy” then I don’t know what is. But in all seriousness, this dish takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Add a side of mashed potatoes, green beans, or anything you’d like and you have one happy (and snazzy) couple. Salmon = happily ever after!
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*No, the answer is no.
**No tastebuds were hurt in the creation of this recipe.