I am so very excited because this is the very first time I have ever cooked Salmon! Harris Teeter had a special on fresh salmon so I decided to splurge a little. I bought 1.45 pounds for $8.10. I immediately divided it into four portions. I froze two cuts and cooked two with a delicious yogurt-dijon topping. I can’t wait to have the second one tomorrow for lunch.
Salmon is probably my favorite fish but I rarely eat it because it is so pricey. Ordering this meal at a restaurant could easily exceed $12 – $17. My portion was around $2. Not bad!
I found this recipe for mustard-crusted salmon at eatingwell.com. They called for low fat sour cream but I did not have any. I think the Greek yogurt was a perfect substitute, not to mention it adds a little extra protein to this meal.
As you may notice, the top is a little
burnt crispy. My awesome retro oven only has one broil setting (high). Next time I will probably place the oven rack a little lower to avoid this happening again. I must admit, even with the crispy topping, it was still one of the best salmon experiences I have ever had.
- .75 lb salmon fillet, cut into two pieces
- 1/8 tsp salt, or to taste
- ground pepper, to taste
- 2 Tbsp. 0% Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan or baking sheet with foil, then coat it with cooking spray.
- Place salmon pieces, skin-side down, on the prepared pan. Season with salt and pepper. Combine Greek yogurt, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl. Spread evenly over the salmon.
- Broil the salmon 5 inches from the heat source until it is opaque in the center, 10 to 12 minutes.