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Pan-fried Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

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Pan Fried Honey Mustard Salmon
A decent meal of pan-fried salmon with steamed vegetables … done in about 15-20 minutes

I’m always experimenting with easy ways to serve grilled/pan-fried salmon at home (so far I have tried salt & pepper, soy ginger, wasabi butter, mustard, miso salmon, salmon with creamy sauce). I hope that one day, I have the chance to showcase all the versions I tried in this blog. Eating out is getting more and more expensive these days, and with home cooking, I feel that it allows me to enjoy my fave food more regularly, lol. And at least I know that my food is cooked using good fresh ingredients (fish bought on the same day, fresh/organic herbs, good quality olive oil etc).

This is another of such dish where it is fast, cheap and pretty effortless to whip up. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook the salmon. Almost as simple as my quickie grilled salmon, this is great when I fancy something a little more elaborate than the simple but still delicious salt and pepper version.

Recipe for Pan-fried Salmon with Mustard Sauce

(Makes two salmon fillets, for two)
Adapted from Cooking Light

– 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
– 1 tsp honey
– 1/4 tsp dried dill (or 1/2 tsp chopped fresh dill)
– salt & pepper
– 2 pieces of salmon fillet
– butter or olive oil

1. Pull out the bones from the salmon fillet using your fingers or a tweezer.
2. Season the skin side of the fish with salt (rub) & black pepper.
3. Combine mustard, honey and dill in a bowl. Spread the marinade over the top of the salmon.
4. Melt a knob of butter and spread it evenly on the pan (or use olive oil). Pan-fry the salmon fillet, skin side down first, for about 4 minutes each side over medium fire.
5. Serve the salmon skin side down. Scoop the marinade sauce left on the pan and spread over the top of the salmon fillet.

Pan Fried Honey Mustard Salmon
Pan-fried Honey Mustard Salmon with Steamed Vegetables

In case you are wondering how I prepared my side dish of steamed vegetables, here are the steps (pretty shabby method).

Recipe for Steamed Vegetables with Sesame Seeds (Side Dish)

1. Toast some sesame seeds in a dry pan till fragrant and golden brown. Set aside.
2. Steam some cut vegetables (I had broccoli, french beans and carrot that day) for about 5-10minutes till cooked. Dip in iced water to retain the colour (optional).
3. In a bowl, coat vegetables with extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt & pepper. Serve onto plate, and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top.

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37 Responses to “Pan-fried Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce”

  1. The Little Teochew — July 15, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    I have salmon almost every week and I will most definitely give this a try! I totally agree about cooking your own food. The challenge is finding fast, nutritious and tasty recipes, which I am always on the look-out for. Thanks for sharing :)


  2. Eat. Travel. Eat! — July 15, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    More salmon! I haven’t tried salmon with a honey mustard sauce but I have tried it with cream, soy, and vinegar sauces. I should make this someday- there is ton of mustard in my fridge and I am trying to find ways to use it!


    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2009 @ 11:19 am

      vinegar sounds interesting! maybe u should feature some of your recipes on your blog one day :-)


  3. ladyironchef — July 15, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

    somehow most of the girls i know like salmon! is it a girls-thing? haha yeah showcase all the different styles of cooking salmon :)


    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2009 @ 11:19 am

      haha you don’t like salmon? I love cooked salmon for its omega … I don’t really dare to eat them raw :P


  4. Joyce — July 15, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

    I dont know why I have a habit of looking at your blog at nite. I get hungry all the time from reading your blog before turning in.


  5. matt — July 17, 2009 @ 1:09 am

    oooooh looks so enticing!! Love grilled salmon with Wild Mountain Gourmet’s barbecue sauce on it!


  6. mochachocolatarita — July 17, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

    that’s one gorgeous looking fish! i wish i don’t have to debone it myself (i suckkk at this)


    • wiffy replied: — July 17th, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

      Don’t have much de-boning to do if you buy the fillet… maybe just one or two. Sometimes mine don’t have any bones at all :D


  7. Pigpigscorner — July 17, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    yum yum! Love the marinade! Perfect weekday meal =)


  8. zoe — July 17, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    I love the touch of toasted sesame seeds. You have a fantastic blog here!


  9. woollycroak — July 18, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    Ur salmon looks tasty. I never figure a way how to not overcook my fish. And eating out is costly – yes indeed!


  10. mycookinghut — July 18, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

    Quick and simple dish.. I love it!