Now that we've officially kicked off the summer season (did you pull out your white linen?) I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes for summer entertaining: Roasted Salmon with Mustard and Dill. Cooking a big salmon fillet (or two or three) is such a great way to feed a crowd. It's easy, it looks beautiful, and I always get requests for the recipe.
Even better, this salmon can be prepared ahead and served chilled. It's actually my favorite way to eat it.
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Roasted Salmon with Mustard and Dill
- Large Salmon fillet
- Dijon Mustard (about 3 tablespoons)
- Dried Dill (about 1 teaspoon)
- Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper
- A fresh lemon thinly sliced for garnish
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Prepare the salmon by rinsing it and patting it dry. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard all over the fillet. Sprinkle with dried dill.
When the oven has reached temperature, place the fillet on a greased baking sheet and roast in the middle of the oven until the salmon is done (use a fork to see if it flakes)--but don't over cook it. a three pound fillet usually is done in 15 to 18 minutes.
Garnish with lemon slices.
Serve immediately or chill for at least an hour and serve chilled.