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Broiled Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze
This spicy subtly sweet smear makes a terrific easy sauce for salmon, served with a side of steamed vegetables it’s a flavorful easy meal. Atlantic salmon with a higher fat content works best for broiling however a leaner salmon will also work with reduced broiling time.
Many ovens require only a five minute pre-heat when using the Broil Mode and remember to always broil with the oven door closed.
1 - filet of salmon with or without skin
¼ - cup Whole Grain Dijon mustard
¼ - cup honey
2 - tablespoons creamed horseradish
Combine the mustard, honey and horseradish together and chill for a few minutes to make it easier to spread without sliding off the fish.
Place the oven rack on the 2nd rack from the top and preheat the oven in the Convection Broil Mode to High or 480 degrees. If your oven has a gas broiler you will only have a Broil option with no temperature setting.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, shiny side down.
Place the salmon on the pan and spread the smear evenly over the salmon.
Broil for 6 - 8 minutes until the glaze begins to change color.
If the salmon fillet is quite thick then move the tray to a lower rack away from the intense heat in the top of the oven and leave it in the oven for another few minutes till firm to the touch in the thickest part.
Serves 4 - 6
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Almond Orange Olive Oil Cake
One of the great mysteries of the the appliance industry is that most ovens sold nowadays feature Convetion cooking modes; however, recipes rarely reference cooking with Convection.
1 - cup whole raw almonds lightly toasted and cooled
¾ - cup twice-sifted cake flour
1 ½ - teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of kosher or sea salt
4 - large eggs
1 - cup sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
Finely grated zest of one small orange or Meyer lemon
⅔ - cup extra virgin olive oil
Toast the almonds in the Convection Mode 325 degrees until golden brown inside, set aside to cool completely.
Leave the oven set at 325 or change to 350 degrees if using standard Bake Mode.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 9” round cake pan and line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper.
Place the almonds in a food processor with one third of the cake flour and process until almost as fine as sand.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the remaining cake flour, baking powder and salt then whisk in the ground almond mixture.
In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the eggs on high speed until well-blended. Add the sugar gradually then add the vanilla and orange zest. Continue whipping on high speed until the mixture triples in volume, about 3 minutes.
On low speed, add the flour mixture in three batches alternating with the olive oil and beating just until the batter is blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until firm to the touch in the center. Cook in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack.
Recipe from “Wine Country Table ” author Janet Fletcher