Mustard and Herb Crusted Salmon

One of my favorite fish to eat is Salmon. I like it prepared all different kinds of ways including raw, smoked, or cooked. I grill salmon a lot, and sometimes it seems to get a little boring, which is why I came up with this recipe. This salmon bursts with flavor and is anything but boring…you would never believe how healthy it is for you! It has such a robust taste and just melts in your mouth when you eat it. It would be great on top of salads or mixed for fish cakes, but I love to eat it on its own. The sauce that I glaze the salmon with is so creamy and flavorful, I like to double the recipe and serve it with the salmon for dipping. This is a great recipe for a crowd or dinner party because it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and make (no joke) and looks elegant. Everyone at my dinner table was very impressed!

mustard sauce

prepped salmon


herb crusted salmon

Mustard and Herb Crusted Salmon

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Serves: 6


  • 6 Salmon filets, 8 oz. each
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp. white wine (I used a Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 scallions (depending on how large they are)
  • 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. To make the sauce: combine the parsley, rosemary, thyme, both mustards, wine, olive oil, and garlic in a bowl and whisk together.
  3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 3 minutes then take out and top with sauce. Put the salmon back in the oven to finish cooking- should take 8 to 10 minutes depending on how rare you like it.
  4. Top the salmon with the chopped scallions and serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!
  5. I used my leftovers for salmon cakes the next day but you can also add them to omelets, top on salads, or put in sandwiches.

xo, Rachel



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