Grilled Salmon with Mustard-Wine Sauce

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

The Dijon and dry white wine give this sauce a vibrant flavor that pairs well with the richness of grilled salmon.

Yield: Serves 6
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 464
  • Calories from fat: 59%
  • Protein: 39g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 7.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.6g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 458mg
  • Cholesterol: 120mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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