Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Roast Salmon With Whole-Grain-Mustard Crust

Well tonight's dinner was a win.  Not only was it easy to prepare, but it was really tasty!  It kind of reminded me of this cold "smoked salmon" appetizer I had recently at a restaurant I like, so next time I want to play around with it and add the ingredients that were in that dish.  (some brown sugar, dill, and maybe liquid smoke??) Everyone loved the meal.  (well not the 3 year old but she had missed a nap and didn't like anything at that point!)  I think it is really important to get a great mustard.  (and one that has visible mustard seeds in it!!)  And, as I have chives growing in my garden, and whole grain mustard and olive oil are pantry staples, all I needed to buy was the salmon.  (which was good because it isn't exactly economical;)  The only deviation I made was I only roasted it for 2 minutes before the 4 minute broil.  These fillets were a bit smaller and fairly thin.  Next time, I think I could skip the roast all together and just broil.

Roast Salmon With Whole-Grain-Mustard Crust
1/4 Cup whole-grain mustard
1 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbl minced chives
4 Eight -ounce skin-on wild salmon fillets
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum
foil. In a small bowl, stir together the mustard, olive oil and chives.~
2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and place them skin
side down on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the mustard mixture over
the tops of the fillets. Roast the fish for 6 minutes.
3. Preheat the broiler. Broil the salmon 6 inches from the heat for
about 4 minutes, until the mustard crust is browned and the salmon is
almost cooked through. Using a spatula, carefully slide the salmon
fillets off their skins and transfer to plates; leave the skin on, if
desired. Serve immediately.

This was the mustard I used. I think the important thing is to get a mustard
with the the visible mustard seeds!


  1. Hey Kim - Yum! This looks delish. I have a soft spot for salmon & just heard about how good mustard is for you! Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it :)

  2. Salmon is definitely one of my favs and I really like the mustard crust on there. Great idea :)

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