Raven King Shares Honey & Mustard Glazed Salmon Recipe and New Album!
Made up of Rhode Island’s Gerrit Curti and Will Boisseau, Raven King meshes grunge grooves and obscure lyrics to evoke images and sonic landscapes for the listener. Raven King released their full sophomore album, Veni Vedi Vertion March 25th.
I recently became a pescatarian (formerly vegetarian for 10+ yrs) and learned this really simple recipe from a colleague. Though it can be fun to cook a more complex meal together with someone, when I’m on my own I like to keep it pretty simple (in a way that doesn’t eat up too much time).
Enter the “Honey & Mustard Glazed Salmon w/ Staple Vegetable.” It’s pretty much as described.
Step one is to preheat the oven to 400℉. I like to use this time while I’m waiting to chop-finely a clove of garlic, prepare the chosen greenery, and sip a glass of wine (only if you’re into that sort of thing, of course).
Step two: Once completed with the garlic and greens prep, mix some spicy honey and spicy mustard in a small bowl. I always eyeball the proportions, but it’s probably in the ballpark of 2 tablespoons each. Mix until mixed.
Step three: Next you’ll want to grab a normal baking tray and line it with tin foil (this makes cleaning a breeze). Once the oven is heated, pull out the salmon ( I use these pre-cleaned/prepared Atlantic salmon ½ lbs. portions that I usually grab from whole foods.) and place the skin-side in the middle of the tin foiled pan.
Step four: From there it’s just lathering the honey and mustard mixture to fully coat the exposed parts of the fish, and popping it on a middle rack in the oven for 14 minutes. During this time you should be sautéing your veggie (in this case asparagus) in butter. Add in the garlic around the 10 min mark. Plate the veggie; the salmon should be just finishing up.
Step five: When the timer sounds, pull out the fish, and using a super thin metal spatula separate the fish from the skin (which should be baked onto the tin foil) and plate with the veggie.
Step six: Eat and enjoy!
Rhythmically intriguing and poetically profound, Raven King has a sound that is striking to the ear. The eccentric musical duo defies any certain genre-type, pulling different styles of rock, grunge, indie, and groove into their music. While stylistic definition is something that Raven King won’t conform to, their music has caught the attention of heavyweights like Paste, Huffington Post, Paste, No Depression, and Substream, proving their sound is as infectious as it is unique.
Influenced by bands such as SoundGarden and Queens of the Stone Age, Raven King
follows a similar grunge sound with complex guitar riffs and chords.
Made up of Rhode Island’s Gerrit Curti and Will Boisseau, the band meshes grunge grooves
and obscure lyrics to evoke images and sonic landscapes for the listener. Through technically
focused music and lyrics that are wrought with imagery, they create a musical playscape for
The band released “The Great Divide”, their first single off their sophomore release, Veni Vedi Verti, on February 4th. The song contains lyrics of deeper meanings that pull at emotions when paired with their melodic riffs. Following the release of this alluring single is “Scot Free”, a headbanging rock single. Background guitar riffs make the track as captivating as it is, along with the pleasingly wired voices of Curti and Boisseau. Raven King released their full album on March 25th.