Tonight's Dinner: Fried onion salmon
Salmon is one of those fish that are always delicious whether baked, seared, smoked, or grilled, but add some honey mustard and fried onions and you've got a dinner that will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.
I love salmon, but with all the debate over farmed or wild, it's hard to pick up the fish without feeling guilty or getting dirty looks. Lucky for me, finding the wild salmon isn't too hard, both Trader Joe's and Whole Foods usually carry it.
The bigger issue is: fresh or frozen? Fresh is obviously the best choice, but if I have to buy frozen, I make sure it's at least flash frozen, so it still retains that wonderful fresh taste; no freezer burn here, please.
Then the question is how to prepare it? There are only so many times I can grill it and ladle a dill sauce on top. Luckily, I always have a can of French-fried onions in the cupbord. You know what I'm talking about, they're the onions you see on that green bean casserole every year at Thanksgiving. Well, it turns out they're not just for green bean casseroles. They have great flavor, a nice crunch, and add a tasty surprise to an otherwise boring dish. So, the next time you're at the store, grab a can of French-fried onions, you'll be happy you did.
Fried Onion Salmon
- 4, 5-ounce salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons honey mustard
- 2 cups French-fried onions
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking pan with foil.
- Brush each fillet with honey mustard and press French-fried onions into the salmon so they stick.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through; drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.