Grilled Salmon with Lemon Mustard Sauce

Grilled salmon with this lemon mustard sauce is an ideal summer meal because it does not heat up the kitchen and it only takes a few minutes prepare the sauce. You can use this delicious sauce on other fish as well. The recipe is adapted from Gourmet Magazine.  

Grilled Salmon with Lemon Mustard Sauce
1 lb. salmon fillet
olive oil
coarse salt

Preheat grill. Sprinkle fish with a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt. Place on the grill skin side down and grill for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Turn the fish over, remove the skin, and grill for 5-7 minutes longer. Let rest 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4.

Lemon Mustard Sauce
2 tsp. whole grain mustard
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. water
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, diced
1 tsp. pink peppercorns, crushed slightly
1 drop soy sauce or more to taste
pinch of fine salt

In a saucepan on very low heat whisk together the mustard, lemon juice and water. As it warms, add diced butter and whisk until it becomes a smooth sauce. You don’t want to boil the butter, just lightly and gently melt. Take off the heat and whisk in peppercorns, 1 drop of soy sauce and a pinch of salt. Serve lemon mustard sauce drizzled over individual portions of salmon. Makes 3/4 cup.


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