Since we live in apartment in the city, we don’t have a grill. This kind of makes me sad because I loved grilling when we owned a house in the suburbs. I had this awesome grill and I used it all of the time. Now I have to rely on my Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler when I want to “grill” something. And I gotta tell ya; as much as I love that thing, it’s just not the same. But I got that sucker out when I wanted to make Skinnytaste’s Grilled Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon. Now I’m not much of a Salmon person, but I gotta tell you that when I saw her post on it she made me want to try it.
[Skinnytaste Grilled Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon recipe is here]
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp dried Penzeys Herbs de Provence
- 1 tsp champagne vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- olive oil spray
- 3 (3 oz) wild salmon steaks (if frozen, thaw first)
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 4 lemon wedges for serving
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.
I have to say that this was pretty good! It was nice to have something different than usual. I get tired of having the same stuff over and over. So this was a welcomed change. I think the next time I’d use regular salmon fillets, but I did enjoy trying the salmon steaks. I just wasn’t too fond of the bones, but I guess you’ll run into those no matter what. The Garlic Dijon Herb Sauce/Paste was very good! I was expecting it to be a little stronger than it was, so that was good. I’d definitely try this sauce with some other types of fish as well. This is a must try – it’s a nice, light dish that is healthy for you!