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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

Its been a crazy weekend, and not much time to cook or get to the grocery store. If you all are anything like me, you probably have a bag of some type of frozen fish lurking deep in the back of the freezer. I had two pieces of salmon vacuum packed and ready to be released from freezer hell. Found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and liked it for the most part, although I would probably bake or grill the salmon next time instead of poaching it. The sauce was tasty though and I would use it on any type of fish.

Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
2 salmon or other fish fillets
1 cup wine
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup greek yogurt (if you allow dairy)
1/4 cup dijon mustard (I used trader joe's aoili garlic mustard sauce)
1 tbspn honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbspn chopped dill

put wine and water in saucepan and add fish. Poach with lid on for 10-12 min over med heat until fish is flaky. Meanwhile, mix yogurt, mustard, honey, lemon juice, and dill to serve on top.


FYI, salmon is a fantastic source of omega 3's. Offering both DHA and EPA omega 3 acids, these can help lower triglyceride levels and blood pressure and may even alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Other nutritional benefits:
  • high in selenium, an antioxidant that protects healthy cells by fighting off free radicals
  • High in niacin, B6, B12, and Vitamin D

Make sure you buy wild Alaskan salmon over the farmed variety, it is safer and offers more nutrients.

FUN FACT - when wild salmon swim upstream from the ocean into rivers and streams to spawn they help replenish those freshwater habitats with nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent dish. The poaching worked out very well for me! I think I'll be cooking my fish that way from now on.

    I made the dill sauce without the yogurt and it was just fine.