I do love a cold Sunday morning sipping hot coffee and planning a delicious Sunday dinner… that will take a good part of my day to prepare.
Yes, I love those meals that take entirely too long to chop all the veg, dirty up all the pots in the kitchen and ultimately fill my house with an aroma I won’t get from a 30 minute meal.
Those days are more plentiful recently, but some meals are meant to be simple. Like fish. This Mustard and Herb Crusted Salmon is so simple but tastes like a million bucks in less than 10 minutes.
The cooking method requires only broiling but make sure to use the middle oven rack. I had rosemary & thyme still growing but use any herb you have on hand and if you don’t have fresh, by all means use dried (just use 1/2 the amount as dried is more potent than fresh).
- 1 pound salmon fillets
- 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the broiler.
In a small bowl combine garlic, rosemary, thyme, oil, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, honey and lemon juice.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick spray or drizzle a little olive oil. Arrange the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon the mustard sauce over the fillets. Continue broiling until the fillets are just cooked through and golden brown, about 5 minutes longer.
Remove from oven and let rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.