There are some recipes you just keep coming back to, and Baked Salmon Dijon is one of mine. It’s become a family favorite, a dish that my husband requests and my boys eat without a complaint. That makes this a real winner, because it’s not only healthy but also fast and easy to make!
Start by making your sauce. This is super-simple – a couple big spoonfuls of Dijon mustard, a generous squeeze of honey, and a sprinkle of garlic powder all mixed together. If you want to take the time, you can use a freshly-pressed clove of garlic instead of garlic powder for better flavor. But I’m a busy mom, so anything more convenient is better in my book – and that means garlic powder works great for me.
Next pull out your salmon filet. You can use one big one or several small ones. The one I used is 1.5 lbs and pre-cut into serving-sized pieces. Pat the meat dry before placing in a baking dish – and if you hate clean-up like I do, be sure to line that baking dish with foil before you start!
Now smear the sauce thickly and evenly across the salmon, and your prep work is done.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes while you make wild rice and a tossed salad to go with it. Or garlic bread and roasted veggies. Or whatever makes your family happy. Depending on what you chose to put with it, this dish is simple enough to be a weeknight supper but delicious enough to be a company dinner!
- ¼ c. Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 lb salmon filet
- Combine first three ingredients.
- Place salmon filet skin-side down in foil-lined pan.
- Spread sauce evenly over top of salmon.
- Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes.
This guest post was contributed by Melissa Toews. Melissa Toews is mommy to three little men (ages 4, 2 and 2 months) and wife to the big man they call daddy. She loves writing, curling up with a novel, and sharing coffee with her husband – in all the free time she doesn’t have while keeping three other people alive and happy. Besides being a mom, Melissa is a freelance blogger writing for several blogs, including her own community for expat women at TCKmom.com. Interested in sharing a post on our site? Email Jamie@mamamommymom.com