The Dijon and dry white wine give this sauce a vibrant flavor that pairs well with the richness of grilled salmon.
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
How to Make It
Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). In a small bowl, combine garlic, salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, the oil, and lemon juice. Brush mixture over salmon, then cook, turning once, until done the way you like, about 6 minutes total for medium.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook until starting to brown. Whisk in remaining 1/2 tsp. pepper, the paprika, milk, mustard, wine, and 3 tbsp. water. Cook until simmering, then spoon over salmon and sprinkle with herbs.
Me and my boyfriend loved this! Kind of felt like we were out at a fancy restaurant. Definitely will be making this again. I did add about a half a tablespoon more flour to thicken it, but I like thick sauce.
This sauce is wea in the dijon flavoring. The milk dilutes it. I added another tbsp of dijon plus another tbsp whole grain dijon and ehh... Also, was very thin...With some tweaking it would be better. Maybe minus the milk the flavor would have more pow...
Easy and tasty recipe! Easy way to impress your dinner guests. Marinated the salmon in a bit of lemon zest and garlic and lemon juice, but otherwise followed the recipe. Thickened nicely, had to turn off the heat and then when I reheated right before serving, I just added a bit of water to thin it out a bit. A huge hit!
The dijon sauce for this was disgusting. I have rarely made a CL recipe (or any, for that matter) that didn't at least have potential. But this i actually threw out. Thankfully, the salmon alone, marinated in the lemon, olive oil and garlic, was tasty enough (in fact, delicious) that i could salvage this meal. But the sauce went in the garbage.
This was elegant and so full of flavor! I marinated the salmon in the garlic, olive oil and lemon juice before grilling, and then basted as it cooked. I boiled the sauce for 15 minutes to reduce and thicken, then mixed the rosemary in and poured over the fillets. Servied with CL Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Butter, and the sauce was also wonderful on top of them! A definite keeper and worthy of a special occasion!
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