You know that saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well, the other day, life totally gave me lemons. And not the metaphorical kind. I literally found a bag of zested lemons in our freezer. (No, I don’t clean out our freezer very often–why do you ask?)
And while it was kinda fun finding a hidden ziplock of icy tartness, it seriously did me no good. I was scouring the freezer in a last ditch effort to find SOMETHING to make for dinner, and lemons weren’t going to do the trick.
So off to Harris Teeter I went, returning with two very large salmon filets and only a vague idea of what to do with them. Lucky for me, my trusty Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking came to the rescue with Mustard-Soy Glazed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Ginger.
All you need are a few common ingredients: soy sauce, Dijon mustard, ground ginger, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, brown sugar and butter. Make a sauce, slap it on the salmon, sprinkle it with sugar and butter, bake it for 15 minutes, and enjoy the heck out of it.
Seriously, if I had known cooking salmon could be this easy and this yummy, I would’ve made it many, many times, instead of always relying on my old stand-bys of chicken, turkey, and beef. Sometimes even this old cook can learn new tricks. 🙂