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Dijon Mustard Glazed Salmon

This zesty salmon can go from fridge to table in only 30 minutes for an easy dinner on busy weeknights.

Ready for a zesty weeknight dinner? You can have this easy salmon from fridge to table in about 30 minutes. All you need to do is simmer up a quick sauce using a handful of pantry staples. Then pour over the salmon, bake, and serve!

The glaze of this salmon is made with mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, capers, garlic, and a few spices. If you’re in a time crunch and don’t want to drag out a cutting board, use garlic powder instead of mincing whole garlic.

Simmer the sauce until thick and bubbly, then pour over salmon fillets. We recommend doing this in a cast iron pan, but any oven-safe pan will work just as well. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°F, and serve alongside your favorite Paleo side!

Tip: You can also grill this salmon. Make the sauce as usual, and set the salmon in a large piece of tin foil. Pour the sauce over the top and fold up the foil to form a pouch, leaving a small hole for air to circulate. Grill for 14-18 minutes, then open the foil and let it cook for another few minutes, until fully cooked.

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  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
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  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 3 tbsp capers

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp dried dill

  • Dash of cayenne pepper

  • 1 lb salmon fillet


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients (except the salmon) and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Place the salmon in an oven-safe pan and pour the sauce over the top. Bake for 20 minutes.

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