Recipe by SarasotaCook
This recipe is so very easy and quick. Perfect for a weeknight dinner but also great for a dinner party. A simple cream sauce made with heavy cream mustard and honey, a touch of dill and seasoned salmon. Now I prefer to cook this right under the broiler, but you can always use an indoor or outdoor grill, or even bake it. Feel free to use what method you prefer. A foil lined baking sheet under the broiler is quick cooking and easy clean up. The sauce cooks in just a few minutes as the salmon cooks. Serve this with Sarasota's Five Minute Microwaved Mashed Potatoes and a side salad or your favorite green vegetable. I happen to love baby peas with this.
- 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
- 1 cup heavy cream (half and half or milk do not work well for this recipe)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I love to use a mix of stone ground and dijon if you have both, but it is not necessary)
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill, fine minced
Directions See How It's Made
- Salmon -- First thing is to remove the salmon from the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature, or take the chill off. I leave the skin on mine, or you or your seafood counter guy (fish monger) can remove the skin if you want. I place a piece of foil on a baking sheet and spray with a non stick spray or you can spray with olive oil too. Place the fish on the foil and season well with salt and pepper.
- Sauce -- As the salmon is coming to room temp, start the sauce. In a small sauce pan on medium high heat, add the cream, honey, and mustard and whisk well to combine everything. Bring it to a light boil and then reduce to medium low and simmer for approximately 7-10 minutes. Make sure to stir the sauce as it comes to a light boil and once the heat is turned down, stir a couple more times. The cream will naturally reduce and thicken.
- Salmon -- As I mentioned, I like to broil this, but you can also bake the salmon or grill it. Use what method you feel most comfortable with. I use the second shelf for broiling; and the salmon will take anywhere from 8-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.
- Serve -- Add the fresh dill to the mustard sauce right before serving and drizzle over the salmon. ENJOY!