Baked Salmon with garlic and dill Dijon sauce

Updated: Apr 23, 2021



A phenomenal recommendation from Daria, a member of our Facebook Group (Taking Meals Up A Notch), which was inspired by Natasha Kravchuk of Natasha's Kitchen. We opted for dill instead of parsley to 'take it up a notch,' of course... Unbelievably easy and delicious! Will be doing again soon!


Instructions:

  • 4 salmon filets

  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil (or other light-tasting oil, preferably not EV)

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed (if you don't have a press, just smash on cutting board with edge of knife, smear on board, then mince - the oils released from smearing will make enhance garlic flavor since you are not cooking)

  • 2-3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard (manage amount for desired consistency and flavor)

  • Sea salt, to taste (.5 - 1 tsp or more)

  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 Lemon sliced into 4 rings


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.

  2. Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon, salt, and pepper to small bowl and mix well to combine.

  3. Monitor consitency - should be just thick enough to cover back of spoon and not too runny, otherwise it won't remain on top of salmon in oven

  4. Place salmon on clean dish, leaving small room between filets (enough space for sauce to run down sides)

  5. Pour or spoon sauce over salmon filets until covered. Use back of spoon to spread sauce and cover top and sides.

  6. Place sheet in oven for 12-15 min, depending on thickness of filets and desired doneness.

  7. When done, take remaining (or remade) sauce and spoon dollop on plate. With back of spoon, press into sauce and smear across plate in gentle arc shape.

  8. Place salmon filet over sauce arc and accompany with favorite side (i.e. asparagus, cauliflower mash/purée, kidney bean salad, etc).

  9. Enjoy!


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