The secret word today is ‘Mustard’. This recipe is for all my mustard lovers out there. If you love mustard you’ll love this recipe! We love the flavor of salmon and mustard combined and this recipe sure does not disappoint, especially with the addition of garlic.
This wonderful salmon is smothered in spicy brown mustard, garlic, olive oil, lime and lots of parsley, then baked to perfection. Believe it or not, this whole dish comes together in under 20 minutes. It really doesn’t get much easier than this folks.
We had this salmon on a bed of couscous (which takes 15 mins to make!) and topped it with a tangy honey mustard sauce and a diced cucumber and tomato salad. The salmon also goes really great with a side of rice or mashed potatoes.
Baked Mustard Garlic Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce
- For the Salmon:
- 1 Ib salmon fillet
- 2-3 large garlic cloves diced
- 2 Tbsp parsley freshly chopped
- 1 Tbsp Spicy Brown or Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp of fresh lime or lemon juice
- For the couscous:
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup instant couscous
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- For the Honey Mustard Sauce:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise you can also replace the mayo with greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons spicy brown or Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
For the Honey Mustard:
Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to use.
For the Salmon:
Pre-heat oven to 400 degree F.
Combine the chopped parsley,garlic, mustard, salt, olive oil and lime or lemon juice in a small bowl.
Slice salmon into even portions. Lay them onto a lined baking dish with the skin-side-down.
Generously brush all sides of salmon with the pre-pared sauce and top with fresh slices of lemon.
Bake for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Be careful not to over-cook or it will be dry.
For the couscous:
Bring the water to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat, then turn off the heat.
In a shallow baking dish combine the couscous, salt and olive oil, tossing to coat. Add in the warm water and smooth the couscous into an even layer. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 15 minutes while the salmon bakes.