Mar 20, 2013

Grilled Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon



Salmon fillets seasoned with a garlic, Dijon herb sauce and served with a squeeze of fresh lemon... delicious!!

Happy Wednesday! I'm busy as a bee, working on my cookbook so I wanted to share a recipe from the archives. Salmon is one of my favorite fish dishes to make, and this is a fabulous way to prepare it!

Salmon is a fatty fish, rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin A. When buying salmon, I prefer to go to my local fish store rather than the supermarket and try to look for wild Alaskan salmon, a sustainable fish that lives in pristine waters and consumes a diverse, healthy diet. It's available frozen year round.


I used a cast iron grill pan to make this but an outdoor grill works just the same, be sure the grates are clean and oiled to prevent sticking. If you don't own a grill, this can also be made in the broiler of your oven adding the mustard sauce during the last minute of cooking.


Grilled Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon
Skinnytaste.com
Servings:
4 • Serving Size: 1 fillet w lemon • Old Points: 5 pt • Points+: 6 pt
Calories:
233.6 • Fat: 7.9 g • Protein: 34.7 g • Carb: 3.1 g • Fiber: 0.1 g • Sugar: 0.2 g
Sodium:
240.6 mg (without salt)


Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • olive oil spray (I used my misto)
  • 4 (6 oz) wild salmon fillets, 1" thick (if frozen, thaw first)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 4 lemon wedges for serving

Directions:

In a mini food processor, or using a mortar and pestle mash garlic with the herbs, vinegar, oil, and Dijon mustard until it becomes a paste. Set aside.


Season salmon with a pinch of salt and fresh pepper. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat until hot. Spray the pan lightly with oil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Place the salmon on the hot grill pan and cook without moving for 5 minutes.  

Turn and cook the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes spooning on half of the garlic herb mustard sauce.


Turn and cook 1 more minute spooning the other side of the fish with remaining sauce. Turn once again and let the fish finish cooking about one more minute. Note: the fish should have a total cooking time of about 9-10 minutes per inch. If your fish is thinner, reduce the total cooking time.

Transfer the fillets to plates and serve with fresh lemon wedges.

104 comments :

  1. Thanks, Gina! I am ALWAYS looking for new ways to prepare salmon! I'll try it this weekend!

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  2. Wow Gina, this looks delicious! We're supposed to have great weather here this weekend so maybe I can even make it on my BBQ. I'm always scared that the fish is going to slide through the grill but I'll have to be extra careful. Gorgeous photos!

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  3. I have this recipe except it calls for fresh minced basil and mint instead of dried Herbs de Provence. It's delicious! Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. that sounds like a lovely combination as well! I do this on my lamb chops too!

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    2. Wha tis herbs de Provence

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  4. My husband is not a fan of lemon on fish, but with the dijon mustard paste, it would have tons of flavor and I could just put lemon on mine. ;) Thanks for the idea....I'll be trying this soon.

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  5. Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks Gina. To use a grill pan do you need a gas range or can you use it on a glass stove top?

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    1. Good question. I never had a glass top so not sure, but a George Forman should also work.

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    2. Gina, my GF grill does a great job of grilling salmon! Thanks for the 'paste' idea... will try that on my salmon this weekend. A suggestion: if you ever find salmon from Chile, you'll note that it's as good as Alaskan salmon. I live in the tropics, and our salmon comes from the icy waters of southern Chile. Delicioso!!

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    3. I recently remodeled and now have a gas stove; what exactly is this pan and where can I get it? Looks like it does a yummy job of indoor grilling...TIA!!!

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  6. Gina - any way to cook this inside in the oven for those us without access to a grill pan or outdoor grill? Or would this work on the stove top in maybe a large pan?

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    1. Yes, you could broil it. I suppose a fry pan would work too.

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  7. Wow - this looks SOOOO good! I can't wait to try this one - maybe Sunday?

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  8. The prosciutto wrapped asparagus looks incredible! I'm so glad that I found asparagus as an adult!

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  9. I CANNOT wait to try this! Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes! They are all so FABULOUS! Hugs!

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  10. This looks amazing - I love how simple fish is to cook but how easy it is to make it delicious!

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  11. I'm on this new super DUPER healthy kick and this looks right up my alley. Yes!

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  12. I tried it tonight and I loved it. Can't wait to make it again. The only thing that was different for my fish is that one side had skin and the other didn't so I only put the paste on one side.

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  13. Gina you Seriously are the BEST! You have no Idea how you have changed how I cook for my Family. <3 By ALICIA L.

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    1. That is so true and I have shared with many of my co-workers, family and friends. When is your cook book coming out. BTW...you've helped come down 106lbs. Thank you

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    2. I agree too! Her recipes have helped me to discover healthy cooking and I have lost 12 lbs because of it. Thank you GINA!

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  14. Oh I agree, they look delicious. That sauce, OMG!

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  15. Hi Gina, what is Herbs De Provence? I know I have heard of it but have no clue what it is. Thanks

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    1. Oh you can buy it from McKormick's, it's a combination of savory, fennel, basil, thyme, and lavender flowers and sometimes other herbs. Or you can substitute your favorite herbs! Oregano would be nice.

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  16. What a fabulous idea for salmon! It looks absolutely delicious and so simple. Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!

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  17. Your salmon is actually shaped like a piece of fish, was intentional? Your dinner looks wonderful!

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    1. I thought the exact same thing as you Jennifer ;)

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  18. This is such a pretty, easy preparation for salmon. I'd be tempted to dip my finger into that tasty sauce before it even made it to the salmon.

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  19. This looks so delicious! I pulled some salmon out of the freezer this morning and haven't decided what I am going to do with it...until now.

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  20. I made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent. I never grilled salmon before.My daughter and I really enjoyed it-perfect Lenten Friday meal1 I will definitely make this again.

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  21. I love salmon recipes, and this one looks particularly flavorful. And this is perfect for the spring time as I'm about to get ready to grill outside :)

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  22. this was delicious, I made it for myself tonight but I'm pretty sure my husband will like it too. Another keeper from Gina :)

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  23. I made this on Friday night and cut the recipe in half because there are two of us. I didn't think there was enough of the sauce for the two pieces of fish, if I make it again I'll make the whole amount of sauce. Also, I felt the garlic was too strong and didn't get cooked enough; even though we both love garlic. Maybe I'll use garlic powder next time. Otherwise it tasted good and smelled even better.

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  24. Salmon is very good for the omega oils and it is also said to be good for memory boost for children.Therefore such fishes should be in the childrens diet for sure.

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  25. I made this dish tonight and as always it was easy and very flavorful. Thanks again for a quick and tasty recipe.

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  26. Yummy Excellent Dish!!! Especially w/ Riesling! :)

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  27. Glu10freeDan3/28/12, 7:15 PM

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  28. With The george Forman, would you close the lid, or keep it open??

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    1. Close the lid and cook it for 1/4 of the time, then apply your "paste" and cook it for the remaining 1/4. You're cooking from both sides so you reduce the cook time by 1/2 or more.

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  29. I made this tonight and it was SO good! I invented my own herb mixture because I didn't have any herbs de provence.. I used equal amounts of basil, oregano, sage, thyme, and marjoram. I cooked it on a cast iron stove-top grill and then finished it in the oven because it hadn't cooked through. Thanks so much for an awesome recipe!! :)

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  30. We made this and we LOVED it! We followed your recipe to a tee and can't wait to make this for our next dinner party! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  31. Hey Gina,

    So my husband is allergic to garlic (TERRIBLE I KNOW!) any suggestions of something to substitute to keep this flavorful? And do yout ink it would be just as good on another fish (maybe Halibut?).

    Thanks!

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  32. I made this for dinner - it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Can you please tell me how to do the asparagus? I am making this on Sunday for my Mom's Birthday :)

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    1. Figured I could help since I making this tonight.... http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/03/roasted-prosciutto-wrapped-asparagus.html#more

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  34. I made this tonight and gosh was it amazing! My hubby was raving about it! We will have it on the menu more often. I think this is one of the best salmon recipes i've ever made!

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  35. Another great recipe! Had this for dinner tonight and it got a thumbs up from all family members! Soooo good! Will definitely have this again soon. Thank you so much, Gina!

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  36. I really love this recipe. It looks super yummy. Now this is all that I have in my head and I can’t think of anything else…..

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  37. Good morning, I featured this recipe on my blog today, it looks great! Thanks for allowing me to share. Here is the link http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/04/week-14-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

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  38. All of my herb paste stuck to the pan when I flipped the fish back over. What did I do wrong?

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  39. My husband grew up on very plain food. Since making this he now requests it at least once a month. Thank you for this recipe and your site - it has changed our eating habits so much!!

    Also, I use a flat pan and it works fine - just makes the paste into a bit of a crust, but it still tastes great.

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  40. Good morning! I featured this recipe on my blog today for my weekly seafood round-up. It looks great, thanks for allowing me to share. Here is the link http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/05/week-19-seafood-frenzy-fridaythe.html

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  41. Upon flipping the fish over all the paste fell of onto my grill plate. Burnt garlic not a fan. I might use this in the oven but never again on the grill, grill plate or pan.

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  42. Absolutely delicious! Just took it off the BBQ and had to stop eating to comment causes just THAT good!! Thanks for the great recipe, I look forward to trying a new one trmw!

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  43. I will definitely try this recipe tomorrow...looks delicious and healthy!
    Thanks for the recipe.

    Dana

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  44. I always fail big time when it comes to salmon, but this recipe was GREAT! Super easy and fast. Thanks for the tasty recipe and directions. :)

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  45. Made this today on my George Foreman and it was delish! My hubby doesn't prefer salmon but he loved it, said it was very moist. Thanks!

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  46. Cindy Krenke8/10/12, 7:45 PM

    I am a cook at a college; today's special was grilled salmon! I opted to use your recipe (with Oregano). It was delightful tasting & a big success :D

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  47. I just make it tonight for myself, very good!

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  48. Tiffany Sun9/3/12, 9:11 PM

    I tried this a few weeks ago for the first time, and it was SO simple and SO delicious!!!! My salmon was moist and full of flavor. And love the way the sear part tastes on the side. Very good if you guys are fans of lemon and mustard :)

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  49. Amazing! Quick and easy recipe to make for dinner and I had all the ingredients on hand (I used italian seasoning instead of herbs de provence). Definitely will be making this again.

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  50. Made this tonight and as in all the recipes I make from your site it was amazing :)

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  51. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your
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  52. Gina, we made this recipe again tonight for the upteenth time. It's the only way we fix our salmon now! The whole family loves this! Thank you so much!

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  53. Adding to my recipe BOX !!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  54. When I was growing up, my mum made an amazing mustard sauce that she would use to top orange roughy. This recipe reminds me so much of that, and I'm dying to try it!

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    1. That sounds wonderful. Not sure if I ever had orange roughy.

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  55. This looks incredible! Salmon is my favorite! :)

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  56. I love salmon! I have a Dijon mustard and honey recipe that we make. Amazing how many different ways you can prepare salmon.

    www.fashionedible.com

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    1. I make it so many ways, I get bored of preparing something the same way all the time.

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  57. oh yummy! I made this one awhile back and forgot about it! I may have to give it another shot! :)

    -Steph @SeeStephRun.com

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  58. Those salmon steaks look incredible. I love dijon too!

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  59. Oh, those looks/sounds so awesome! I'm a huge salmon fan and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks!

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  60. This looks wonderful. I wish I had seen this post earlier as I had salmon for dinner this evening. I will definitely use this recipe next time though!
    Claire Nina

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  61. Cannot wait to try this! A friend sent me to your site...lots of great ideas, thanks!!

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  62. beautiful, gina! salmons a favorite for me :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  63. Would sauce work with a white fish? I am a huge fan of salmon but we have some salmon haters in my house!

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    1. I think it would be great on any fish.

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  64. Let's try this again: Salmon is so good for you but no matter what recipe I try the strong taste of the fish comes thru. Any suggestions? I will try this one also.

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    1. I find the freshest fish doesn't have that strong taste or smell and prefer not to buy it in the supermarket but instead, a trusted local fish store.

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  66. So I headed to Earth Fare with all intentions of getting only to find that Dover Sole was on sale. I'm hoping this recipe is versatile enough that it tastes just as well on other fish. I'm sure it will be. Asparagus was on sale too!!!

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  67. I've got to try this! It looks so scrumptious and I always seem to be running out of ideas for salmon... lovely recipe!

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  68. I think this salmon looks wonderful. I am thinking about buying a cast iron grill pan similar to the one you are showing. Would you be able to tell me what brand it is? I can't wait to try cooking salmon on it. Thanks so much!

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  69. So good, but so spicy.

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  70. Making this tonight with Mahi Mahi (broiling it), and pairing it up with your asparagus risotto! Can't WAIT!

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  71. Just made this for dinner! I am not one to eat salmon, but after tonight I will be. This was delicious!!

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  72. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog as I was exploring some of the blogs my own blog's readers follow, and I just loved this post. I'm always looking for a nice salmon recipe, and I think my readers would really love it, too! I'd like to invite you to participate in my blog's link-up party to celebrate the end of National Nutrition Month - feel free to check it out and share one of the delicious, healthy recipes you've been enjoying this past month! http://bit.ly/YCpeHq

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  73. When broiling, about how long would you recommend we cook each side? :) VERY excited to try this out!

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  74. I'm planning on trying this tomorrow night for some friends. What do you suggest I serve it with?

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  75. Remarkable recipes you posted in here. They were very practical and well-thought of; although I would say you could improve in your manner of writing. Anyway, I'm going to subscribe to this site on a regular basis, so keep us up to date. All the very best!

    --Ivan

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  76. Can you please tell me where I might find the recipe for the prosciutto wrapped asparagus? I am really interested! Thank you.

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  77. That what soo yummy! Thanks so much for the healthy recipes.. this will be a keeper!!

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  78. This was great. So quick, easy and tasty. Made it on the George Forman Grill which worked well!

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  79. Summer time is coming up and I wanted to grill. Today I saw some gorgeous steel head trout at the store and I thought: "Oh, tonight is a night for garlic herb fish!!" I love this simple recipe! You should re-post this again!

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  80. I am trying this tonight. Whenever I get stuck making the same old dishes, your website always comes through. Thanks so much for all your yummy recipes!

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  81. This looks delicious...great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Not having a grill, I'm going to try baking it instead; using plain salmon fillets, lightly rub the fish with olive oil and lemon before adding the past - or else lemon zest to the herby topping instead - and it should be great. Definitely a recipe to try, thanks.

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