I have to say, I think this is my number-one, most go-to dinner recipe. We just LOVE this salmon. In fact, it’s actually sort of a problem – sometimes I’ll find another salmon recipe that looks good and swear I’m going to make it, but then I just can’t seem to buy salmon and fix it any other way.
The measurements below are for “lightened up” salmon, as the original version doubles the butter, mustard, and honey. I’ll admit that the un-lightened version is slightly better, but both are delicious. Definitely keep this in mind if you need a quick dinner idea.
BAKED DIJON SALMON (adapted from All Recipes)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 1/2 tsp honey
2 6-ounce salmon filets, cut in half
1/4 cup bread crumbs or panko
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In small bowl, stir together melted butter, mustard and honey. In another bowl, mix together bread crumbs and pecans.
- Coat each salmon portion in the honey mustard mixture and place on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle each piece with pecan bread crumbs, fully coating tops and sides.
- Bake salmon 12-14 minutes.
We usually have this with a simple side salad for a super speedy supper (alliteration!). I even think it’s fancy enough to serve to company, despite the fact that it’s crazy easy and quick.