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Tarragon Roasted Salmon With Sweet and Hot Mustard Sauce

Tarragon Roasted Salmon With Sweet and Hot Mustard Sauce 4.000
Jan 17, 2007

Sure, you could slather the fish with a prepared mustard, but the key here is flavor control. A few minutes of tasting and adjusting allows you to customize the level of heat and herbs. The sauce will mellow a bit during roasting. Brushing all sides of the fillets will keep the salmon moist.

For a tender side dish, roast some trimmed asparagus spears, drizzled with balsamic vinegar or olive oil, while the salmon is in the oven.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (6 ounces) center-cut skinless salmon fillets-only, preferably 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick, pin bones removed

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking oil spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the mustard, honey, dry mustard and tarragon, stirring until smooth. Lightly season with salt and pepper; taste and adjust the mixture's seasoning as necessary. Brush the fillets with the mustard mixture and place them in the baking dish. Roast for 10 to 12 minutes; the salmon should be just cooked through and should separate easily with a fork. Transfer to individual plates and serve warm.

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Adapted from "Quick Fix Meals" by nutritionist and Food Network host Robin Miller.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 351


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 18g 28%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 100mg 33%

Sodium: 351mg 15%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 35g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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