When I saw that wild salmon was on sale for $5.99 per 6 oz portion (from 8.99 each) at Whole Foods this week, I knew I had to have it. I wanted to come up with a super simple foolproof way to cook the salmon, and this hit the nail right on the head. Wild salmon is very flavorful on its own and doesn’t need much added to it, but the mixture spread over the salmon added a wonderful flavor, and the crunch of the corn flakes on top added a perfect texture against the smooth salmon.
Dijon Crusted Wild Salmon
Entire recipe yields two servings, 7 pts+ each.
This recipe is so simple, it’s hard to even call it a recipe, but here is what you need:
- Plain nonfat yogurt (greek or regular)
- dijon mustard
- crust of choice – I used corn flakes but you could do panko crumbs, saltine crackers, or anything else that’s a little crunchy
- Plus of course, the salmon
To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and then season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
Next, mix together equal parts dijon mustard and plain yogurt – I used 1 tbsp of each.
It turns into a thick, completely delicious sauce that you can use on LOTS of things.
But for now, spread it over the seasoned salmon evenly in a thin layer.
Next, top the salmon with your crust of choice – I used 2/3 cup crushed corn flakes. The topping will stick because of the yogurt/mustard mixture, so all you really have to do is sprinkle it on.
Transfer the prepared salmon to a greased baking sheet.
And cook for 10 minutes. It won’t look too different when it’s done.
Serve as desired, with veggies and/or a grain, or as I did over arugula with more of the mustard/yogurt mix for a dressing.
This salmon was incredible, albeit simple! It holds up very well as leftovers, too – I made it Monday night and then had the same salad for lunch on Wednesday and it was completely delicious. I love how salmon is also very healthy, and when its on sale, I have a hard time resisting!
Do you cook fish at home often, tend to order it only in restaurants, or stay away from it all together?
When Wil and I eat together at home, we almost always make fish because it’s something we can both agree on. I do tend to order it at restaurants often, and only cook it at home 1-2 times a week max.