Mustard-Crusted Salmon

Mustard-Crusted Salmon

26 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

This updated French bistro dish makes a simple dinner any night of the week. You might want to consider doubling the batch and using the remaining salmon in a tossed salad the next day.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1¼ pounds center-cut salmon fillets, cut into 4 portions
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges


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  1. Preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan or baking sheet with foil, then coat it with cooking spray.
  2. Place salmon pieces, skin-side down, on the prepared pan. Season with salt and pepper. Combine sour cream, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl. Spread evenly over the salmon.
  3. Broil the salmon 5 inches from the heat source until it is opaque in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 198 calories; 8 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 72 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 262 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 76 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 382 mg sodium; 560 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 1 fat

Reviews 26

June 04, 2013
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By: zallybc
Simple and Delicious
January 09, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great dish. And so quick! This was a great dish. Tasted fantastic and was easy to prepare. In fact, it took me less time to make this (not including time it was sitting in the broiler) than to prepare the quick salad that went with it. Pros: Easy, quick, tasty, healthy
April 20, 2011
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By: Cherie
Fantastic! This is so good! To make it healthier I replaced the sour cream with plain greek yogurt. Tasted fantastic. My 9 year old son loved it too, and said "you should put more of the creamy stuff on next time". I think I will!
November 09, 2010
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By: Clairvis
Loved it! Didn't have stone ground mustard, so I used Dijon. Since it was a single serving, I just eyeballed the ingredients. I will take the advice of making more next time so I can have the leftovers over a spinach salad the next day!
August 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
The salmon recipe is great. However, I have made for several years a modified version and find it healthier. I use a tablespoon or two of plain yogurt mixed with the mustard. I also add garlic powder, dried dillweed and bake for 20 minutes. A dash of Old Bay can also be added before baking. It is a favorite. Leftovers can be added to a salad for another meal.
August 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
sounds like a great recipe.... I've used yogurt instead of the sour cream and also some dill weed.
July 13, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I make this all the time without the sour cream calories. I just sprinkle Chinese five spice on the fish and cover it with Dijon mustard. Then I put it in the broiler (toaster over) for five minutes at 450. It's easier and fabulous.
June 08, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe was so easy and good. I just started cooking and this made me seem like a pro lol. The sour cream turns into a creamy paste. I do recommend that if you're not keen of mustard reduce the amount you add. Oh and I placed it in the oven instead of the broiler.
March 22, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Loved it!!!! So easy and really yum!
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