September 11, 2008

Recipe, Please

By Marty Meitus

We had brunch at the Old Neighborhood Restaurant in Arvada. The salmon dish with some type of wonderful sauce was incredible. Would it be possible to get the recipe? Thank you. - Vicki Malara

Alexa Kowalczyk of Old Neighborhood Restaurant has helped us out before. When she heard this request, she not only provided that recipe but another one of her favorites that we'll share in the future. Old Neighborhood Restaurant is at 7923 Allison Way, in Arvada, near West 80th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard, 303-425- 1962.


Salmon With Apricot Almond Mustard Glaze

Serves 6

2 pounds salmon filet

1 (8-ounce) jar apricot preserves

2 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard (with seeds)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Small package slivered or sliced almonds, toasted

* Put all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and gradually heat to a boil. (If you desire thinner consistency, add 1 tablespoon water and stir.) Remove pan from heat and allow to cool.

* Divide sauce into two bowls, one to use for brushing glaze on the salmon for cooking, the other for serving extra sauce on the cooked salmon.

* Grill, broil or bake salmon glazed lightly but evenly in sauce. (Cook fish about 10 minutes per inch.)

* To toast almonds, place on baking sheet and cook in a 325- degree oven about 10 minutes until browned (check frequently to make sure they're not overbrowning).

* Serve cooked salmon with a spoonful of extra sauce on top and a sprinkle of toasted almonds. Or, serve with rice, stirring almonds into rice after cooking.

Nutritional information per serving: 424 cal., 22 g fat (7 g sat), 104 mg chol., 24 g carb., 30 g pro., 0 g fiber, 220 mg sodium.

Originally published by Marty Meitus, Rocky Mountain News.

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