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Ziti with Honey Mustard Salmon

Ziti with Honey Mustard Salmon

Food & Wine JANUARY 1997

  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon grainy or Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 pound ziti

Preparation

1. Heat the oven to 400°. Lightly oil a small roasting pan. Put the salmon in the pan, skin side down. Spread the honey over the salmon and then sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Roast the salmon until just barely done, about 12 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the fillet. Remove from the oven.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until about 1 tablespoon remains, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the mustard, cream, salt, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Turn off the heat. Flake the salmon and stir it and the parsley into the sauce.

3. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the ziti until just done, about 13 minutes. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce.

Wine Recommendation: With the sweetness of the honey and the heat and acidity of the mustard, a fruity red wine such as a slightly chilled California pinot noir would be an excellent choice.

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