Salmon With Dijon Dill Shallot Sauce
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- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 lbs salmon fillets
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons cold butter (divided)
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced (for garnish)
- fresh dill sprig (for garnish)
- Season salmon with 1/4 t. salt and place on broiler pan (I line my pan with nonstick aluminum foil). Broil salmon on high for about 10 minutes, until cooked throughout.
- While salmon cooks, put oil and 1 T. of butter in saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until butter melts. Add shallot and cook for about 1 minute, until soft and opaque. Pour in wine and reduce by half, 3-4 minutes.
- Turn heat down heat to low and stir in mustard, dill, pepper, and the remaining salt. Whisk until well combined. Remove from heat and add butter in pieces to the sauce until melted and blended inches.
- Place the salmon on serving platter and spoon the sauce over the top. Garnish with dill and cucumber, if desired.
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Loved this! One of the best salmon dishes I've made in a while! I was scared the salmon wouldn't have much flavor, since the sauce was placed on the salmon after cooking....no worries! It was perfect! I cut this recipe down to one serving, and although I am only one, I wished I'd made two servings....I would have been a glutton and had a few more bites! Thanks for sharing! Made for Holiday tag!
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What a terrific salmon recipe! I made as directed, the only substitution I made was to use green onions in place of the shallots as I did not have any on hand. The sauce exceptional and the perfect compliment to the salmon. It only takes minutes and is so easy to prepare. I will definitely make this again, JackieOhNo! Thank you!
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