Dill-Dijon Salmon

Salmon is one of my all-time favorite healthy proteins. Its full flavor and meaty texture put me more in mind of a tender steak. According to the American Heart Association, the recommended intake of fatty fish is 2 servings (3.4oz) per week. I find that people who aren’t too keen on fish find that salmon is an acceptable compromise. This next dish finds its way onto our table a few times per month. It’s super easy and incredibly delicious! I typically use a large salmon fillet to last the week but this recipe can easily be modified for smaller cuts such as salmon steaks. This dish is packed full of flavor and only requires three ingredients! You have to give it a try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (16oz) of salmon fillet
  •  ½ Cup of Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • Olive oil or oil spray of choice

Directions:

  1.  Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a metal cookie sheet with aluminum foil and coat with a light layer of oil of choice.  
  2. Rinse the salmon fillet and pat dry. Set on the cookie sheet.
  3. Spread the Dijon mustard over the fillet until every inch is covered.
  4. Evenly cover the fillet with the chopped dill.
  5.  Place in the oven and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes depending on desired doneness. Thicker cuts may require more time.

Yield: ~5 servings 

 Served my Dijon-Dill salmon with wild rice and grilled asparagus, it was the perfect dinner combo! 

Served my Dijon-Dill salmon with wild rice and grilled asparagus, it was the perfect dinner combo! 

Nutrition Content:

Serving Size: 3oz   

  • Calories: 335 cal
  • Protein: 23 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Carbs: 0 grams
    • Fiber: 0 grams