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Salmon with Herbed Mustard Sauce

A natural affinity exists between salmon and mustard. In this sauce, fresh lemon juice and herbs temper the heat of the mustard, but its flavor remains strong enough to stand up to the salmon. The recipe calls for broiling the fish. If, like Weil, you prefer to grill when possible, heat a grill to medium, season the salmon as in step 2, place it skin-side down on the grill, and cook, covered, for 8 to 9 minutes.
Body+Soul, October 2006
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 20 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Directions

  1. Heat broiler with rack 4 inches from the heat.

  2. Rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towels. Place salmon on a broiler pan and drizzle 2 tablespoons of lemon juice over the top. Season with salt and pepper. Broil until salmon is just cooked but still moist, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove the salmon's skin.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the mustard, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, oil, dill, and basil. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and serve immediately.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (8)

  • BigMamax4 4 Apr, 2011

    val725 - I would stick with dijon or honey mustard but if it's got to much kick for you add a little something creamy like sour cream or mayo or more simply add more lemon juice

  • MeggieTye 4 Apr, 2011

    Val725, I think if you wanted to use plain hot dog mustard it would be just fine, I am going to do that first.

  • val725 3 Mar, 2011

    I was wondering if there is a way to make the sauce not so spicy. I love Dijon mustard but 1/2 cup is a lot. Maybe more herbs? Any ideas? Thank you.

  • val725 3 Mar, 2011

    I was wondering if there is a way to make the sauce not so spicy. I love Dijon mustard but 1/2 cup is a lot. Maybe more herbs? Any ideas? Thank you.

  • Laura38189 8 Jun, 2010

    This was the best salmon recipe I've ever found! My boyfriend refuses to touch any salmon or tuna, but with the dijon sauce on top, he ate the whole thing and practically licked the plate clean! The mustard, dill, and lemon blended perfectly with the fish to create an overall delicious experience! Everyone should try this dish!

  • Laura38189 8 Jun, 2010

    This was the best salmon recipe I've ever found! My boyfriend refuses to touch any salmon or tuna, but with the dijon sauce on top, he ate the whole thing and practically licked the plate clean! The mustard, dill, and lemon blended perfectly with the fish to create an overall delicious experience! Everyone should try this dish!

  • Laura38189 8 Jun, 2010

    This was the best salmon recipe I've ever found! My boyfriend refuses to touch any salmon or tuna, but with the dijon sauce on top, he ate the whole thing and practically licked the plate clean! The mustard, dill, and lemon blended perfectly with the fish to create an overall delicious experience! Everyone should try this dish!

  • Francancan 15 Mar, 2010

    My husband and I love salmon and will be trying this recipe very soon.