With a six month old at home and an insanely energetic Doberman puppy, I don't have a lot of time to fuck around in the kitchen. Rare are the days when I can spend hours spinning around the kitchen cooking. These days, if I can't throw it together in an hour, it's a DoorDash night. Thank the heavens I created this salmon recipe.
The idea for this dish literally came to me out of a moment of desperation. I was hungry, Nola was crying and I had mustard in the fridge so I figured #YOLO (are people still saying that?) and decided to throw it on some salmon and see how it turned out. Cooking with mustard isn't some groundbreaking idea. In general the salt and vinegar in mustard helps to both tenderize and season meat. In this case Zatarain's Creole Mustard, which has a spicy punch, also has this mouth-puckering flavor that just really worked well with the creole seasoning I had on hand.
I've made this dish both on my SmokeFire EX4 (2nd Gen) Wood Fired Pellet Grill and in the oven and it works either way. Serve the salmon simply with a salad or go all out and have some heartier sides. Either way, I hope you enjoy!