Thursday, August 30, 2012

Honey-Dijon Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Wedges

This was a great weeknight dinner. It takes about an hour, but there's a lot of down time where you can be doing other things (emptying the dishwasher, putting in some laundry, etc.) while it cooks. It's also all oven-based, which I always like since it feels less messy than having several pots and pans going at once.

I'd especially recommend this as a dinner for the night before a morning workout. I hate waking up feeling hungry and needing to work out before I can eat. The sweet potatoes will keep me full and the salmon has plenty of protein to fuel me through my workout tomorrow morning!

Honey-Dijon Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Wedges
Serves 2

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • olive oil 
  • salt 
  • pepper

(1) I made the sweet potato wedges by following this guide over at Carrots 'n' Cake. They turned out great! I cut them up, tossed them in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then, I put them in a baking pan in the oven on 350 degrees for 20 minutes then pulled the salmon out of the refrigerator.

(2) After the wedges were in the oven, I prepped the salmon by mixing the dijon mustard and honey together then spreading it over the fillets.

(3) After 20 minutes, I mixed the wedges up to make sure they cooked properly. Then, I placed the fish on another pan (greased with olive oil) and put them in the oven alongside the sweet potato wedges for another 20 minutes.

(4) As the salmon and sweet potato wedges baked, I got out my brussels sprouts and chopped them up in fourths.

(5) After chopping up the brussels sprouts, I tossed them in olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. I used the same bowl as I used for the sweet potato wedges to save on post-dinner clean-up.

(6) Once the wedges and salmon were done, I put the brussels sprouts in a third pan alongside the other two and broiled all three pans for 5 minutes. Make sure to check on the salmon so it doesn't burn!

(7) Once everything had a nice bit of char, dinner was ready!

It doesn't look great, but it was delicious.


  1. Roasted Salmon... is literally my FAVORITE dish out there... I love everything roasted, who am I kidding. This meal is seriously calling my name :)

    1. I never ate many vegetables until I discovered the magic of roasting. INCREDIBLE. Glad to know someone else is spreading the gospel of roasting!!