Friday, March 29, 2013

Salmon w/ Mustard Parsley Sauce

It's really starting to feel like Spring around here.  The temps are starting to rise every day and sooner or later I'll be able to leave the house without a jacket - and that excites me so much!

Even more exciting news - one of the sous chefs at Milkwood is moving out of town, so his position will soon be open.  I was approached the other night to see if I was interested in it - so, soon enough - I'll be a sous chef!  Didn't think in a million years it would happen this fast, but hey - I'll take it!

I made something easy breezy for lunch the other day that was light and tasty.  And I even got to take the pictures outside - which is another sure sign that Spring is a-coming!  The only thing I wish I would have done differently was to not be lazy and chop up the parsley a little bit finer - so it's duly noted in the ingredients to do so!


2 6 oz. salmon fillets
flour, for dredging
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small shallot, minced
1/2 cup white wine
juice from 1 lemon
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons maple syrup
salt and pepper, to taste

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, optional

The sauce comes together in a matter of minutes and is versatile enough that you could put it on chicken, fish, meat, pork, etc.  So feel free to mix and match as you see fit!

In a medium saucepan, combine the olive oil and butter under medium heat.  When the butter is melted, add the shallots and saute until fragrant.  Add wine and lemon juice and reduce mixture by half. 

Turn off the heat and stir in the dijon mustard, maple syrup, and parsley until combined.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Heat a large saute pan under medium high heat and add olive oil.

Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour, dusting off any excess.

Add the fillets to the pan and sear until golden brown.  Flip over to continue cooking to desired temperature - I love medium salmon.

I caramelized some brussels sprouts to pair along with the salmon and they were perfect.  Serve the salmon over your preferred veggie and top with the mustard sauce.


A meal that comes together in less than 20 minutes!  Can't beat that!

Hope you guys have a great weekend! 


  1. MY favorite fish and vegetable on the plate,perfect combo to me for light dinner,I hope you become sous chef soon :)

  2. Dijon mustard and salmon... what a great combination of tastes! The addition of the maple syrup sounds good! Going to have to try this!

  3. Love salmon, love the style of cooking and love the burst of flavors. Nice for a home made dinner with my other half.

  4. Looks delicious! I've been looking for a way to jazz up salmon and this looks perfect. I'll give it a try.

  5. I like this mustard sauce you have concocted and I am always looking for new ways to dress up salmon.

  6. I've been coming to this website more and more often to get dinner ideas- this looks wonderful- I'm definitely going to make it. Thanks so much!