Creamy Dijon Salmon

People are funny about resolutions. There is a huge rise in the amount of people at the gym for the first 20 days or so of the year. Most people pledge to eat healthy and exercise more for the new year and finally get into shape. Some are just trying to lose the 5-10 lbs they packed on during the past couple of months of comfort food, pumpkin spice lattes, and the endless array of holiday treats.  And hey, no way am I judging, as that was my routine every new year since I was about 14.

This year was very different. I lost all of the weight I wanted to lose over the summer and to help keep it off over the holidays I didn’t even order a single specialty latte. I found out how wonderful coffee is with a little bit of half and half and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. I skipped the foods made with cheeses and heavy creams and butter. I did not have any holiday treats except to taste the recipes that I made myself, and I was careful to keep 2 weeks between dessert recipes and only taste 1 or 2 samples (sometimes I wasn’t so strict. I think I ate about 9 of those Peanut Butter Pumpkin Butterfinger cookies… and a few spoons full of the maple glaze from the Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Bundt Cake… oh… and a lot of Pumpkin Fudge. I guess I really like pumpkin).

Hmm… as I’m writing this I’m becoming less convinced that I always made the wisest choices. On Christmas Eve I had Fish Tikka Masala at our local Indian Restaurant. All of it. With Naan bread. Christmas morning I had Aebleskivers with powdered sugar and >gasp< Log Cabin syrup. Then I ate healthy the rest of the day until the neighbor brought over home made English Toffee. Oh geez. I confess that on New Year’s Eve I ate an entire small pizza from Dominos with mushrooms, green peppers, pineapple, and Cholula hot sauce. The whole thing. It was amazing. But I only did that once! All of the in-between was healthy! I swear!

So the point is, while I was lucky to not put weight on over the holidays as I tried to keep my slip-ups to a minimum, I need to plop back into healthy eating again myself. So who wants a super healthy salmon recipe?

This might be the most wonderful recipe in the history of the universe. OK, perhaps I exaggerate… but really, how can you beat a gourmet fish dish consisting of three simple ingredients? I questioned posting this because, honestly, I just felt like it wasn’t complicated enough. But then why would I keep this gem of a recipe a secret?

I wouldn’t! Here’s to health, happiness, and a svelt body in 2012!

Creamy Dijon Salmon

 Ingredients:

  •  6 oz Salmon
  • 1 Tbsp. Greek Yoghurt (I use Fage 0%)
  • 2 Tbsp. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

For every 6 ounces of salmon, combine 1 Tbsp. Greek Yoghurt with 2 Tbsp. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard. Spread mustard mixture evenly on top of salmon and cook over medium heat in a skillet brushed with olive oil. Start skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Healthy, zesty, easy. I love it :)

Creamy Dijon Salmon
 
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A very simple and very healthy salmon recipe that is not skimping on flavor.
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Recipe type: Pescetarian
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 6 oz Salmon
  • 1 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt (I use Fage 0%)
  • 2 Tbsp. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
Instructions
  1. For every 6 ounces of salmon, combine 1 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt with 2 Tbsp. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard.
  2. Spread mustard mixture evenly on top of salmon.
  3. Cook over medium heat in a skillet brushed with olive oil. Start skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

 

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13 Responses to “Creamy Dijon Salmon”

  1. January 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Love Salmon – may have to give this recipe a go.

  2. January 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    It looks delicious.

  3. January 7, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Yum, the simplest recipes are my favorite… I can remember them and I usually have the ingredients on hand! I’ll be trying this one for sure. Glad you kept your will-power mostly intact!! Wish I could say the same!!

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      Yes, simple recipes rock! Especially when it only takes 2 or 3 ingredients… then it’s not only quick and easy, but pretty darned cheap as well ;)

  4. January 7, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    I’m not one for resolutions anymore since I found myself being more productive without binding myself to drunken New Year promises! But one food based resolution I made was to “eat more fish” – specifically at least one fish based dinner a week, preferably two or three – and so I only recently found your blog and am already loving the character, attitude and the variety of awesome fishy recipes! Keep up the good work – it keeps me inspired :P

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you so much for your kind review :) I have a million fish and vegetable recipes up my sleeve, it’s just a matter of writing them down! Glad to be an inspiration :D

  5. January 7, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Yum! Looks great!

  6. Susanna
    January 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    It’s so much fun to read about the way you enjoy food because you are health conscious at the same time, which is a nice balance. I love the simplicity of this recipe, so please don’t hesitate to create more of the same. As long as it’s fun and delicious, you can’t go wrong! Your blog site is a treasure!

    • January 10, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback :) Yes, I do love food! I have never been a girl that can eat whatever she wants and stay thin, though, so I have definitely had to struggle to find that healthy balance. I do strive to help other people find the joy in food that is very basic, very healthy, and just plain delicious. I certainly have a sweet tooth, though… So don’t be surprised by the number of desserts I post ;)

  7. Susanna
    January 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Yes, I noticed your sweet tooth! It was your Chocolate Eggnog Cake recipe that made me subscribe! :)

Your comments make my heart (and my piglet) smile!

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