Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

Three words that are guaranteed to make a Pacific Northwesterner’s mouth water: Copper. River. Salmon. That’s right folks, its salmon season again. Glorious. Wonderful. Cholesterol friendly. Omega 3 filled salmon season. Salmon is great with many different sauces like caper sauce and dill sauce but it is also DE.LISH.IOUS. with mustard and dill.

I am not kidding you when I tell you that people in the Northwest go nutzo over this salmon. I mean seriously people, they have a news crew and chefs waiting on the landing strip for the plane to bring in the first delivery of this stuff. Perhaps one of the reasons for all the mayhem, besides the rich tastiness of this particular variety of salmon, is that copper river salmon season is far too short. In fact it is coming to a close as I type these words. With that said, any kind of salmon will work well in this recipe. Use whatever kind of salmon that you have in your area. And whatever you do, sometime in your life make it to the Pacific Northwest during Copper River season to try some yourself.

Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce Recipe

Serves 2 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Country Dijon Mustard
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for salmon
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 salmon fillets, pin bones removed
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.


In a bowl whisk together Dijon and country Dijon mustard, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil, dill and garlic.


Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil (about 1 teaspoon per fillet). Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, tent with foil for another 10 minutes. The salmon will continue cooking during this time.


Transfer salmon to a serving platter. Spoon sauce over the top. Serve.



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    June 7, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you Alicia! My kitchen right now doesnt have the best light for step by step photos but that is something I’ve thought about. Hopefully we’ll be able to work that in eventually.
    Thank you Jenn! If your boyfriend doesn’t like it that just means more salmon for you :)

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    June 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I love salmon.. my boyfriend hates it. What’s a girl to do right? The really sad part, I live in the Arizona desert.. it’s hard to get good salmon here. Nice thing is, the sauce will go with just about any fish! Your picture looks always!

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    June 2, 2010 at 8:37 am

    You know what I REALLY love about your website? The recipies are so simply laid out and the food seems so easy to prepare. I love that!!

    I wish there were more pictures of the food though. It always looks so good that I want to see more so I can drool a bit more as well.

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