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Have you ever decided not to eat a meal without tasting it first? If so, you can be classified as a picky eater. I have been known to dismiss a few dishes with a frown just because they looked weird or smelled odd.

Still, over time I have picked up a few strategies to help me try new foods. This process has always left me pleasantly surprised.

What makes an eater picky?

As human beings, we see eating as a broad experience. We are influenced by our senses. When we eat supper, we value scents, visual appeal, texture, sizzle, and crunch. If any of these factors is missing, our brain goes into panic mode.

Even so, there are plenty of dishes out there that are different from what we are used to, but they truly are delicious.

When I was a kid, my parents went through a phase of teaching us how to eat fish. Salmon was a staple in our household. I remember being taken aback by the sight of that thick, pink strip laying on my plate.

Didn’t fish belong in the ocean? Also, why did salmon have a seawater aftertaste? I couldn’t understand why they were so enthusiastic about seafood. More importantly, I wondered where the chicken nuggets had gone!

After many months of trying to feed us salmon for dinner on a weekly basis, I learned that with the right sauce and a good side dish, salmon is flavorful. Nowadays I can’t get enough of it. In fact, I currently prefer fish to red meat.

How to improve your fussy ways

Changing your lifestyle can be challenging, especially when you have been accustomed to being picky for a long time. Still, you will find that these steps can help you enjoy foods in a way that is constructive and palatable.

  1. Make a deal with yourself: Instead of pushing away a nice meal, commit yourself to try everything at least once (unless you are allergic to certain ingredients of course). This way you will know what it tastes like and whether it appeals to you or not. Don’t let anyone convince you how amazing a dish is. Give yourself the opportunity to tell your own version of the story.

Why is salmon a good choice for picky eaters?

Picky eaters tend to stay away from fish. I know this because, as I have established before, I used to be one of those people. Sill, Salmon is a good alternative for those who are trying to incorporate more seafood into their diet.

Its high content of Omega 3’s makes it a healthy alternative if you are trying to stay fit. It can also be paired with many side dishes and, when prepared properly, it doesn’t have a fishy flavor.

Try this honey mustard salmon recipe and be ready to serve a vibrant and tasty dinner in no time!

Ingredients

To follow this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix the cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a bag or bowl and glaze with half of the sauce. Make sure the sauce is distributed evenly.
  3. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a pan on medium heat.
  4. Place the salmon fillets into the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until your fish reaches a golden color. Flip the fish over to the other side and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Transfer the salmon fillets into a serving dish and coat them with the last of the honey mustard sauce. Make sure the sauce is distributed evenly.
  6. Serve along with your preferred side dish and enjoy!

Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe

María Hernández Feo
If you are a picky eater looking to try seafood, this recipe is for you as it is easy to prepare, sweet, savory, and perfect to share with your loved ones.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Pan
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Serving dish.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 fillets salmon with the skin on or off
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

Instructions
 

  • Season the fish with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix the cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey in a bowl until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Place the salmon fillets in a bag or bowl and glaze with half of the sauce. Make sure the sauce is distributed evenly.
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a pan on medium heat.
  • Place the salmon fillets into the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the fish reaches a golden color. Flip the fish over to the other side and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer the salmon fillets into a serving dish and coat them with the last of the honey mustard sauce. Make sure the sauce is distributed evenly.
  • Serve along with your preferred side dish and enjoy!
Keyword diiner, fish, honey, mustard, salmon, seafood
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I believe people are capable of great change, especially when it comes to the way they approach food. We are very fortunate to have plenty of cuisines to choose from as well as all kinds of seafood to explore. If you are a picky eater, this honey mustard salmon recipe is a great place to start anew.