Sometimes I think I have really great ideas in the morning.
I like to consider myself a morning person. I’m more productive during the morning. I get my best workouts in during the morning.
But creative thinking? Maybe not so much.
Because this morning, in my sleep-fog addled mind, I decided that it would be a good idea to defrost some salmon for dinner.
Salmon which I had purchased from Trader Joe’s in a pack totaling over a full pound.
I had no dinner plans tonight. No one was coming over. It would be just me and my 16 ounces of salmon.
That’s a lot. of. salmon.
Mustard Coconut Baked Salmon
16 oz wild salmon filets
2 T coconut oil, measured solid
salt, to taste
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t chili powder
2-3 T mustard of choice (I used a spicy brown mustard)
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Place salmon filets on a rimmed baking sheet and gently slather coconut oil on top.
3. Sprinkle with spices and place in oven, baking for 5-7 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and slather mustard evenly over salmon.
5. Place back in oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Wish me luck. I have a lot of salmon to eat.