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For this dish, we bake then broil the salmon with a creamy, lightened-up aioli infused with mustard and fresh thyme. The aioli acts as a barrier, preventing the salmon from drying out, and as it reduces, the salmon absorbs the mustard and thyme notes. The result is a succulent piece of fish that melts in your mouth, all done in only 15 minutes.
Recipe excerpted from Just Eat Real Food: 30-Minute Nutrient-Dense Meals for a Healthy, Balanced Life by Caitlin Greene
Broiled Dijon Salmon
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line sheet pan with aluminum foil. Place salmon on prepared sheet pan, pat dry with paper towel, season all over with salt and pepper, and set aside.
- Make aioli: In food processor, combine egg yolk and lemon juice. Add a few drops of olive oil through the lid, and process a few seconds. Add a few more drops of olive oil, and process again. Repeat until the mixture begins to thicken.
- Scrape aioli into medium bowl. Add thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, Dijon, mustard seeds, and garlic. Whisk to combine.
- Spread aioli evenly over salmon to cover. Bake on bottom rack of oven 7–8 minutes, until fish flakes easily with fork and is cooked through.
- After 8 minutes, turn on broiler and place salmon about 6 inches from heat. Broil 1½ minutes, or until the salmon is golden on top. Sprinkle salmon with chopped chives, if using and serve with veggies of your liking (it’s especially good with asparagus and fresh tomatoes).
- Calories 420
- Carbohydrate Content 1 g
- Cholesterol Content 110 mg
- Fat Content 35 g
- Fiber Content 0 g
- Protein Content 23 g
- Saturated Fat Content 5 g
- Sodium Content 520 mg
- Sugar Content 0 g