Honey Dijon Salmon for Two

Valentine’s day is a great time to get together with your significant other and spend quality time together. Many couples opt to celebrate the holiday at a restaurant, but the crowds can be crazy! Or, we are on a budget and can’t spend hundreds on a pricey meal. Sometimes, it is just a better idea to stay in. But, you don’t have to sacrifice a delicious meal! Buy a couple of quality salmon filets, some fresh veggies, and cook a fantastic (and healthy!) Valentine’s meal this year!

 

What you need:

– 2 large, fresh salmon filets

– 2 tablespoons honey

– 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard

– juice from ½ a lemon

– 1 clove minced garlic

– ½ teaspoon dried parsley

– salt and pepper to taste

 

What you do:

  1. Combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Place salmon in a lightly greased baking dish.
  3. Pour combined ingredients over the salmon, coating the filets completely.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes with a fork.
  5. Enjoy with a side of roasted veggies (recipe below)!

 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These brussels sprouts are an easy, healthy side for any meal! And you can use other veggies in this recipe, too! Broccoli, carrots, asparagus, and zucchini are all great when roasted. Use this same recipe using any of them, just adjust the cooking time!

 

What you need:

– 2 cups raw brussels sprouts

– 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

– salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

 

What you do:

  1. Wash brussels sprouts, cut off stem, and halve.
  2. In a large bowl combine brussels sprouts, oil, and seasonings. Mix well so all of the sprouts are coated with oil and seasoning.
  3. Spread brussels sprouts on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until brussels sprouts are tender.

 

 

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