Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Mustard Dill Sauce

  2. 1/2 cup 118ml Light mayonnaise

  3. 1/4 cup 59ml Dijon mustard

  4. 2 tablespoons 30ml Light brown sugar

  5. 2 tablespoons 30ml Light sour cream

  6. 1/4 cup 59ml Snipped fresh dill

  7. Salmon

  8. 4 Shallots - quartered

  9. 2 Garlic cloves - halved

  10. 3 Clam juice - (8 oz ea)

  11. 2 cups 474ml Water

  12. 1/4 cup 59ml Dry vermouth

  13. 3 tablespoons 45ml Mustard seeds

  14. 1 Bay leaf

  15. 6 Skinless salmon filets - (6 oz ea)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the Mustard Dill Sauce: Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, sour cream and dill in a small bowl. (This can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, covered airtight. Serve chilled.)

  2. For the Salmon: Place the shallots, garlic, clam juice, water, vermouth, mustard seeds and bay leaf in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer the broth, covered, for 20 minutes. Pour the broth through a strainer lined with a double-thickness of cheesecloth. Cool the liquid. (This can be refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen.)

  3. Arrange the fish in a single layer in a large nonstick skillet. Pour the liquid over the fish; it should be covered. If not, add water as needed to cover the fish. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium-high heat, then gently cook the salmon, uncovered, with the slightest simmer until the fish just begins to look opaque in the thickest part, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Cool the fish in the liquid 1 hour. (The fish will be cooked through and be very tender.)

  4. Use a spatula to transfer the fish to a platter. Reserve the liquid; it can be frozen for soups, sauces or poaching other fish. Refrigerate the salmon until chilled, at least 3 hours, wrapped airtight. You can also refrigerate it overnight, but it's best served the same day.

  5. To serve, spread a thin layer of mustard sauce on each filet. Garnish the fish and platter with dill sprigs. Pass any remaining mustard sauce.

  6. This recipe yields 6 servings.

  7. Each serving: 445 calories ; 455 mg sodium; 105 mg cholesterol; 28 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 10 grams carbohydrates; 36 grams protein; 1.21 grams fiber.


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