Cilantro Dijon Salmon
This is a simple, simple dish. The instructions could read mix up sauce, grill fish, then eat; but that would not be a very fun blog post. So I will tell you about this recipe’s inspiration. It started from a watching this strange daytime show The Chew that has Mario Batali and Michael Simon on it. I guess they are why I find myself watching it even though I am not sure if I like it or not. In the episode that day Mario made salad dressing and plank cooked salmon. I needed a date night dinner so I just mixed the two items together into one dish. I had my husband grill the fish while I used up some leftover cilantro to make a tangy vinaigrette sauce for it. Astonishingly the flavors were great and the meal has become a family favorite. I serve the fish with mixed grilled veggies, crusty bread and white sangria, a perfect dinner to serve on the patio.
4 6-8oz Salmon steaks with skin on
¼ cup of diced fresh cilantro
Juice of 2 lemons
1-2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil (if you have lemon flavored olive oil feel free to use some here)
Salt and Pepper
Now it’s time to grill that fish. If you have a perfect fish grilling system please use it. Otherwise what we do is grill the fish skin side down over high heat for about 6-8 minutes, cooking the fish most of the way. Then we flip and sear the other side just long enough to mark the flesh 1-2 minutes.
If you would like a more detailed discussion of how to grill fish please watch the video link below, it’s hard to beat advice from Mario Batali and it’s the segment inspired this recipe.