Honey-Dijon- Dill Salmon Marinade
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- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
- 4 (6 -8 ounce) salmon fillets
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard
- 4 garlic cloves (minced or chopped)
- 2 teaspoons dill (fresh is best)
- Mix Olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard and garlic together.
- Sprinkle dill on the front and back of the salmon filets.
- Marinate the dill-sprinkled salmon for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cook marinated salmon for 12-20 minutes, once again depending on the size of the filets, watch carefully.
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Very easy to prepare! My new favorite salmon recipe (and I'm picky about how salmon is prepared)! I actually cut the olive oil in half, to 1/4 cup. I mixed the dill right in with the other ingredients. Also, added the juice of 1 lemon. Used a 2.5lb fillet from Sam's that I cut into 2 large pieces and placed on a foil-lined sheet pan. Poured half of the marinade over the fish, flipped the pieces over and covered with other half of marinade... refrigerated for a couple hours then baked for 17 minutes at 350. Perfection!
I wish I could have given this more stars because I think it does have potential. I have made this recipe twice. The first time I made as written and marinated for about 4 hours. I couldn't really taste the marinade at all but the salmon was quite tender and moist. The second time I reduced the oil by half and added 1/8 c.lemon for a bit of tang. This time I marinated the salmon for 12 hours but I still couldn't taste the dijon and only a slight taste of honey came through. I might reduce the oil even more and increase the marinade time to 24 hours. Hopefully I can make it work so that it is more flavourful!
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Lovely recipe. I halved it, added the juice of half a lime, and a LOT more fresh dill (probably ~1/4 cup) for the marinade; my hands smelled like perfume as I was working! It was too hot to use the oven, so I wrapped the portioned and marinated salmon in aluminum foil and cooked them on my tiny barbeque dome grill for 20 minutes instead. The salmon came out very tender and moist. Thank you!
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