Salmon dinner. My all-time favorite meal since like forever.
This Honey Glazed Salmon has a thin coating of ground flax seed and is served alongside roasted sweet potatoes. Meals like this make me love eating at home!
5..4..3..2..1…and just like that it will be Christmas. The anticipation is almost just as great as the actual day. All of the baking, wrapping presents, bucket lists which by the way has been quite the bucket list. I had big goals for that bucket list and you want to know what the real bucket list has looked like? Okay then, here goes:
1st- decorate tree
2nd-make holiday lattes
4th-make kids hot chocolate
6th-go for a run
9th-do a Xmas puzzle
10th-18th- watch Hallmark Christmas movies and make lots of cookies!!
Cause life happens and all you can do is your best!
Now, how about these roasted sweet potatoes first? Yes, please! By the way, whoever said you can’t get full off of a seafood dinner (ahem, my husband) has not had this salmon nor these sweet potatoes! He took that statement back of course after he ate this.
Just slice those tators up and add a little melted butter, a lil salt and pepper, and a lil cinnamon and then let the 400℉ preheated oven do the rest of the work. It’s like magic because they taste so unbelievable and I have a hard time making myself stop eating them. Just fab!
Now for the main event, ladies and gents. The SALMON.
Lordy, if I would have known six years ago how delicious I could make salmon at home I would have eaten it EVERY night. Six years ago it was just me and my husband living in Kansas City and we ate out like A LOT! And what do you suppose I ordered everywhere we went? Yup, the salmon. I knew which restaurants had the best salmon and which places I would need to change things up a bit so not to put a damper on my love for salmon.
My husband was in anesthesia school at the time and I was working in the Transplant ICU at KU Hospital. My pay there was pretty darn stellar so eating out at nice restaurants seemed like the logical thing to do. And you know what, I am so glad we did that because life throws you curve balls and now we have 3 little kids and we hardly ever eat out.
However, now that I have this amazing Honey Glazed Salmon with Flax Seed and Roasted Sweet Potatoes in my life I am definitely okay with eating at home like ALL the time!
Here’s a quick look at the process for prepping the salmon:
- Spray salmon fillets with olive oil spray or non-stick cooking spray
- Pulse flax seed in food processor several times and then coat non-skin side with the ground flax seed
- Brush the coated side with the honey and soy sauce mixture
- Heat EVOO in cast iron pan over medium heat. Sear fillets for one minute, skin-side up. Brush skin side with honey and soy sauce mixture. Flip fillets, remove from heat.
- Bake at 400℉ for 7-10 minutes.
It may seem too easy and that’s because it truly is that easy! Food that is obnoxiously good and so quick. I just love meals like this! Simple enough for a weeknight and awesome enough for a weekend! This Honey Glazed Salmon with Flax Seed is the best of both worlds!!
Now…time to get your December food game to the next level!
Go get ’em! 😉
- 4 medium size sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 salmon fillets, 7-8 oz per fillet
- ¼ cup flax seed
- 1½ tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 400℉.
- Wash, peel, and slice sweet potatoes.
- Transfer potatoes to a large bowl and add butter, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Mix well with a rubber spatula until potatoes are evenly coated.
- Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet evenly. Roast for 20 minutes, flip sweet potatoes, and roast for another 15-20 minutes. Leave oven at 400℉ for salmon.
- Cover with foil until time to serve.
- Add flax seed to a food processor and pulse several times until somewhat ground but not all of the way. Transfer to a shallow dish.
- Combine honey and soy sauce in a small bowl and stir well.
- Rinse fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Spray with olive oil spray or non-stick cooking spray.
- Dip non-skin side of fillets into the ground flax seed to coat. Then brush coated side with the honey and soy sauce mixture.
- Heat olive oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until oil moves around on the pan very easily when you lift it.
- Transfer salmon fillets to pan skin-side up and sear for one minute. While fillets are searing, brush the skin side with the honey and soy sauce mixture. Remove from heat and bake 7-10 minutes. Recommend checking after 7 minutes and if fillets flake easily then they are done. I love salmon but not when it's dry.
- Serve with roasted sweet potatoes and side salad if you wish.
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