This is what I made for my husband's birthday earlier this week.
We had gone in search of whole snapper, but no luck there, so Bill picked out a nice piece of Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon and a dozen oysters, and I took it from there.
For the salmon – I combined the last of some nice grainy mustard, several generous spoons of Gray Poupon, and a bunch of honey. Pretty easy. Just tasted it as I went along to make sure the ratio of honey to mustard was good.
Later on a also added some crushed sliced almonds, because I thought they'd add a nice crunch. They did.
Next, I measured out some black rice into a pot and added water according to the package directions.
Here's what it looks like – it's pretty cool.
And here's how it looks while it's cooking –
While that was simmering (the rice took the longest to prepare – bring to a boil then simmer 30 minutes), I put together a simple salad of mixed lettuces and crumbled bleu cheese and raisins.
Then it was time to cook the salmon.
I got my honey/mustard/almonds mixture…
And slathered it on top of the salmon.
I cooked it on a grill pan on top of the stove for a few minutes while the oven heated up, and then I put it under the broiler for about 5 minutes at the most. When it came out, it looked like this.
Pretty soon the rice was ready, too…
As were the oysters Bill shucked while I was cooking the other food.
And then it was time to eat.
A pretty simple meal, but quite good. The thickest part of the salmon was medium-rare, and the rest of the fish was moist and tasty. Try it!