Two things we frequently enjoy during the week:
fresh and simple salmon dishes & no muss, no fuss sheet pan meals.
Salmon is a major go-to in our house for many reasons. For one, from food prep, to quick lunches on the grill, or as an easy weeknight dinner I can throw in the oven, it’s quick, simple, and delish. It’s also super versatile and hardy, making it fun and easy mix up different variations all the time without feeling like we’re always eating the same thing. Sometimes it’s a Greek yogurt dill sauce, sometimes it’s honey and pecans with fresh sage or rosemary, and sometimes it’s just whatever fresh herbs I have with butter or olive oil and lemon slices. Currently topping the roster is this Mustard Slathered Sheet Pan Salmon! It’s juicy, tender, and loaded with flavor and texture. Watch me make it here.
Another thing that gives me life? No muss, no fuss sheet pan meals. Surround this salmon with some fresh vegetables like asparagus, broccolini, or cauliflower florets drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and serve it up with some brown rice, farro, or beans from your weekly meal prep stash, and you have yourself a quick, simple, delicious and nutritious meal! And maybe some yummy leftovers, too. . .
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17-20 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
1 ½ lbs boneless salmon fillet (I aim to shop local when I can, but especially through the pandemic, I’ve been loving this cedar plank salmon available through Amazon Fresh)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup whole grain Dijon mustard (or this Honey Pale Ale Mustard from TJ that I am obsessedddd with)
2 tablespoons Everything But the Bagel seasoning (TJ is my go-to, but there are a lot of brands out there now)
5 sprigs fresh dill
Preheat the oven to 325° or set the grill to low-medium.
Place aluminum foil on a sheet pan. Spray with cooking spray and place the salmon on it, forming a “hug” around it. See this video for a visual!
Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the fillet.
Add salt and pepper to taste (keep in mind the mustard will have salt as well)
Slather the mustard liberally over the entire fillet. There should be a thick coating of mustard. Be sure to coat the sides, too!
Sprinkle the Everything but the Bagel seasoning on top.
Surround the salmon with the dill sprigs, and hug a little tighter with the foil.
In the oven or on the grill: bake for 17-20 minutes (17 = medium-rare / 20 = medium)
Remove from the oven or grill and sprinkle with more fresh dill or some chopped parsley (if desired) and enjoy!