Creamy Dijon Salmon Recipe

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Sherry Baker Modified: April 25, 2022
Creamy Dijon Salmon Recipe

How To Make Creamy Dijon Salmon

Our rich and creamy salmon recipe is made with just a couple of ingredients for a hearty meal! Whip this up in under 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Salmon:

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 21ozsalmon filets,skin on or off
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspmild paprika

For Creamy Dijon Sauce:

  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • ¾cuplow-sodium chicken stock,or broth
  • 1cupheavy cream,or half and half
  • 1tbspdijon mustard,heaped, adjust to taste
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1lbasparagus stalks,woody ends trimmed
  • lemon wedges,to serve

Instructions

  1. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, then season the salmon all over with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.

  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

  3. Sear flesh-side down for 5 minutes or until cooked halfway up.

  4. Flip and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked to liking.

  5. Once cooked, remove the salmon from the pan and set aside.

  6. Return the pan to medium-high heat, then melt the butter in the salmon juices.

  7. Sauté the garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant, then pour in the stock.

  8. Allow the liquid to reduce to half while scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

  9. Reduce the heat to low-medium heat.

  10. Whisk in the Dijon mustard, cream and parsley.

  11. Add the asparagus, then bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring occasionally, until the asparagus is cooked and the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  12. Add the salmon back into the pan, sprinkle with parsley, and adjust the salt and pepper, if needed.

  13. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 641.34kcal
  • Fat: 51.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.07g
  • Fiber: 3.33g
  • Sugar: 4.17g
  • Protein: 35.83g
  • Cholesterol: 178.64mg
  • Sodium: 919.13mg
  • Calcium: 102.12mg
  • Potassium: 924.19mg
  • Iron: 3.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 351.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.71mg
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