Salmon with Savoury Mustard Sauce

Our Salmon with Savoury Mustard Sauce includes those heart healthy omega-3s and gets its flavour from pepper, shallots, dill, whole grain or Dijon mustard, lemon juice and zest, as well as vinegar; so you can hold back on the salt if you need to, because there’s a lot of flavour already there! Serve with some whole grains and leafy greens and you’re off to a great heart healthy and balanced start. Steelhead trout lovers can substitute the salmon with trout.

Prep time: 2 1/2 hours Serves: 6


  • 1 cup / 250 ml canola oil
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml chopped fresh dill
  • to taste kosher salt
  • to taste black pepper


  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp / 5 ml finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp / 5 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp / 25 ml white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml canola oil


  • 4 1/4 lb / 2.2 kg salmon fillet, with skin on



  1. In a bowl, whisk oil with shallots and dill. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour 2/3 marinade onto rimmed baking sheet. Add fish, skin side up.
  3. Spread the remaining marinade over skin. Cover.
  4. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.


  1. In bowl, whisk sour cream with mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Refrigerate sauce until chilled, about 15 minutes.


  1. Preheat broiler and position a rack 6 inches (15 cm) from the heat.
  2. Scrape marinade off fish and transfer fish, skin down, to another large rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Broil fish about 12 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the fillet registers 125°F (50°C).
  4. Let fish rest for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.
  5. Serve with mustard sauce.

Per serving (486.96 g): 1170.48 Calories, 95.55 g protein, 7.20 g carbohydrate, 1.13 g fibre, 4.07 g sugar, 80.53 g fat, 12.52 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 267.38 mg cholesterol, 593.54 mg sodium

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