Crispy Dijon Grilled Salmon Recipe

Grilled salmon with dijon crust

This salmon fillet recipe has converted “non-salmon eaters” into salmon lovers. The crunchy and flavorful topping makes it the best and not fishy at all!

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes,   Cook Time: 20 minutes,   Servings: 6

Crispy Dijon Grilled Salmon Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. fillet of salmon, skinless and picked of pin bones
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (about 1 tbs.)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • 4 tbs. Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar

Bread Crumb Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts (or your favorite type of nut)
  • 4 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  •  ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 lemon for garnish

Preparation Directions:

1. Preheat oven or grill to 400 degrees.

2. Lay the fillet of salmon out onto a greased baking sheet and drizzle with lemon juice.

3. Season with 1 tsp. each of sea salt and pepper.

4. Coat the salmon with Dijon mustard, making sure the entire fillet is well covered.

5. Top with brown sugar, packing gently over the mustard.

6. Set aside.

7. In another bowl, mix together the topping ingredients.

8. Sprinkle this mixture over the fillet.

9. Drizzle with olive oil.

10. Bake salmon for 20 minutes in the preheated oven or grill, or until it flakes easily with a fork.

11. Garnish with a wedge of lemon for a beautiful presentation.

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