Prep 3 mins
Cook 15 mins
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
- 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!
Looking for an impressive, but easy meal? This is it! Simple to prepare. Great flavor and sauce. Thank you for posting!