Hi all– I almost called this simple salmon–because that’s what it is! And I love the sweet, citrus, slightly spicy sauce. And it’s ready in about 15 minutes!
I’m planning to make it for a summer dinner out under the maple trees with friends soon as school’s out. Serve it up with sweet corn, a bright salad, something cool and pretty to drink and a table full of old friends on a warm night. Perfect.
HONEY LIME SALMON
5 tab. honey
grated peel of one lime
2 tab. lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. Thai chili sauce (or Sriracha)
4 salmon fillets
2 tab. olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper
green onion, extra lime for garnish
In a small sauce pan, stir together the honey, lime peel, lime juice cornstarch and chili sauce until the cornstarch is all blended (no lumps!). Then heat the sauce for a couple minutes until it thickens, stirring now and then. Set aside.
Salt and pepper both sides of the salmon fillets. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and then lay the salmon in gently. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side (depending on how thick your salmon is), just until it’s beautifully browned and flakey.
Move it to a plate and brush each piece of salmon with the warm sauce. Garnish with the green onions and lime slices. So easy and delish!