Tuesday, 6 September 2011

One Pan Honey Mustard Salmon

The nights are drawing in, so I felt like making something with a real autumn flavour.And, what could be more seasonal than golden, roasted root vegetables? This is a very easy one-pan salmon supper that will cheer you up on a grey day.

Ingredients:
2 salmon fillets
3 medium sweet potatoes (or mix up other root vegetables - squash and parsnips are tasty)
1 red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Serves 2 (easily doubled)

Mix the mustard and honey together in a small bowl then spoon onto the top of your salmon fillets and leave to marinade whilst you get the potatoes roasting.

Slice the onion into rough quarters. Chop you sweet potatoes (skin on) into rough cubes (about the size of your thumb). Put in a roasting tin and add olive oil. Stir around until all covered and then pop in the oven at 180c for 25-30mins.

When your potatoes and onion are looking nicely roasted, take out of the oven and add your salmon fillets to the tin. Pop back in the oven for about 7-10mins (depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets).

Arthritis diet notes:
As a recipe, this is an arthritis-busting treat.Sweet potatoes are full of betacarotene (vitamin A) which is a powerful antioxidant and has been linked to a reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Onions have anti-inflammatory properties, whilst mustard is a traditional home remedy for aching joints (although that often involves putting it in your bath). Finally, salmon is packed with healthy omega 3 oils which can help reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis (see this post for more info)

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