Thursday, August 4, 2011

Seared Salmon with Dill Dijon Sauce



Posted by: Maggie

It's time for something healthy. I give away or share the majority of the baked goods you see on here, but that doesn't change the fact that I had two slices of the peach pie, and two of the cheesecake bars over the past week and a half.

In the interest of not giving myself diabeetus, I decided to end my sugar binge and make this easy, healthy, and delicious salmon recipe. This recipe makes enough sauce for about 4-6 servings of salmon, but I just cooked one piece and will probably end up using the rest of the sauce as a dip for carrot sticks or fingers.

I am all about sauce on my food. Oftentimes I will specifically order something at a restaurant because I think the sauce sounds delicious. I recently ordered a patty melt specifically because it was served with chipotle ketchup. Not because I actually wanted a patty melt. This sauce does not disappoint. It is so rich and creamy from the greek yogurt that you will have a hard time believing it's fat free. And the dill...oh yum. I challenge anyone to find an herb that smells better than that stuff.

Make it for dinner tonight - I promise you won't regret it!

Here's what you'll need:

1/4 cup dijon mustard
1 6-ounce container fat-free Greek yogurt (I swear by the Fage brand - it's the creamiest!)
3-5 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, removed from tough stems

4 6-ounce salmon fillets
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil

Mix dijon, yogurt, and dill in a small bowl. Set aside in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

Rinse salmon fillets and dry thoroughly. Season the non-skin side with salt and pepper. In a non-stick skillet, heat canola oil over medium high heat until shimmering. Place salmon seasoned side down into pan, and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

Serve fillets with sauce spooned over the top, and additional dill for garnish.

Source: Adapted from Blue Kitchen

6 comments:

  1. Such a great photo! Is that Sockeye? We love to eat salmon and do so very often. Love the sauce!

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  2. You know, I'm actually not sure. I was in a hurry at the grocery store and just asked for wild salmon without really reading the sign. I think sockeye is usually really bright in color - which this was, so you're probably correct!

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  3. Wow doest this look fantastic. I cannot wait to try it. I am a sauce girl too! Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful recipe today.

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  4. That sounds STELLAR! I love dill cream sauce on salmon, and I wouldn't feel so bad about this one considering that it's greek yogurt. Definitely making...thanks!

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  5. Easy,healthy and tastes great.

    You can do different amounts of Dijon and yogurt depending on your taste.
    Thank you Maggie

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  6. yum!!! salmon was so simple and delicious, and the sauce was so clever. definitely a new go-to recipe.

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