Mustard Roasted Salmon


Ohhh boy, this was one good dinner last night. My go-to weeknight meals usually include salmon - it's easy to cook, it's versatile, and it feels fancier than chicken. This whole meal took me about 30 minutes from start to finish (and included yukon gold mashed potatoes and broccoli), and yet the end result felt a little gourmet. I would even serve this at a dinner party, if I knew everyone liked salmon. But the ugly truth is that not everyone likes salmon. Shame on them.

Recipe:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the salmon (skin-side down if you did not remove it) on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Drizzle the fish with juice from half of the lemon, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a bowl, mix together the sour cream, dijon mustard, and about 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Spoon it over the fish.  Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of mustard seed over the top.
Place the salmon in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler, and broil for an 5 additional minutes.  Serve with fresh dill.

Yes, that looks like a heck of a lot of fish. Don't worry though - it suddenly feels quite tiny once you start eating it.

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