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Baked Salmon with Dijon

Updated on March 1, 2018
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One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

Have you ever come up with some concoction and thought well if it doesn't turn out I can feed it to the dogs or throw it away? I have always enjoyed salmon but usually when someone else cooks it for me. The best salmon I have ever had was at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Smoked salmon, just thinking of it makes my mouth water. Anyway back to cooking.

Yesterday I went on a quest to find an easy to make salmon recipe.I must have read a zillion (maybe not that many) recipes. For each recipe that I read I would be missing one or more of the ingredients, so I thought well I’ll just wing it, and hopefully it will be edible. It was not only edible it was delicious.

Here is how I made the salmon.

Salmon With Tarragon, Dijon and Pepper
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5 stars from 1 rating of Salmon Fillets

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 28 min
Yields: Serves 3 - 4 people


  • Salmon Fillets (I used 4 ounce or 117 gram fillets)
  • Tarragon
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Served with Vegetables and a Salad

I served this with cauliflower, broccoli and a salad. It was a late dinner so I really wanted something light and this meal was quite satisfying at 9 p.m.

I think this dish would be great done the grill and I will try it that way next time I make it.

Preparing The Salmon Fillets

Preheat your oven to 425°F.

  1. Place fillets on a shallow baking pan.
  2. Spread Dijon mustard on each fillet so that they are well coated.
  3. Sprinkle with dried tarragon, ground pepper, and granulated garlic.
  4. Pop in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 18 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let sit 3 minutes before serving.

Sue’s Kitchen Sink Salad

I have been dieting for seven weeks now and tend to eat salad with almost every dinner I prepare. The great thing about salads is you can throw whatever you like into them that suits your taste and you can make it any size you like. This salad has become quite popular around my house. Here are the ingredients that I use.

  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced radishes
  • Baby carrots
  • English cucumber
  • Hot Banana peppers
  • Green and Red Bell peppers


Spring Mix Salad

  • Romaine
  • Tomato
  • Thinly sliced Vidalia onions
  • Cooked Beets
  • Raw Asparagus

Salad Dressing

The dressing that I used is as follows:

2 TBS. of extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup of. Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 Tsp.of dried oregano

2 Cloves of garlic pressed

Fresh ground pepper

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl

and pour over salad.

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    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Turtlewoman, I add so much stuff to the salad I thought kitchen sink would be a good name :)

      LaThing, Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Kimberly, Thank you.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      HawaiiHeart, Thank you, and yes it is very simple to make.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Tammy, This recipe is really easy to make. Hope you do try it. Thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Victoria, I miss that bookmarking option we used to have. Thanks so much!

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      9 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wonderful recipe, nice and simple! I love salmon, my whole family does, and you can't go wrong with it. Just thinking about it make me hungry! Mmmmm

      Will give both recipes a try. Thanks for sharing....

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      Kim Lam 

      9 years ago from California

      What a lovely recipe. I love salmon and tarragon. And I love the name Kitchen Sink salad haha!

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      Kimberly Lake 

      9 years ago from California

      This recipe looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. Socially shared and voted up.

    • HawaiiHeart profile image


      9 years ago from Hawaii

      My husband loves salmon. I'll need to try this...sounds so simple yet so delicious!

    • tammyswallow profile image


      9 years ago from North Carolina

      That looks fabulous! I love salmon but have never cooked it on my own. I have made a few inedible attempts. This makes me want to give it another shot. Great hub!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      9 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This looks DELISH, as RealH said! I love garlic, Dijon, and I've been looking for ways to use tarragon, because I have some! Your salad dressing also looks great. I'd love to bookmark this but am not sure how anymore. :-) I'll remember this, though. You always have great recipes! Many votes, including up!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, So glad that everyone liked it.

      mythicalstorm, At one time I was not a fish fan either, but after trying fish different ways and different fish I started to really like it. Have always loved seafood though. Thanks for coming by to read the recipe though.

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      10 years ago

      This sounds wonderful... but I don't like fish :-( Too bad because the combination sounds like it complements everything including taste buds!

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      10 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Susan - I just cleared away the empty dinner plates. This was absolutely delish! I do give the girls an option if they do not like what I fixed - no one opted out and even the little girls ate every bite! I had to improvise and use garlic powder but it was awesome anyway. I served salad as above and steamed new potatoes. Excellent!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Simone, Very simple to make and because of this I will start eating salmon more often.

      prasetio, Always nice to see you, and thanks.

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      10 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow.... I love this recipe. It sound delicious. Thank you very much for share this hub. I'll show this to my mom. Rated up!


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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      10 years ago from San Francisco

      This looks SO DELICIOUS!! What a simple, healthy meal. Hmmm... I should start eating salmon again.

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      A.Creative Thinker, Thanks so much.

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      10 years ago

      This is a great recipe for salmon. Looks quite tasty. Thanks for sharing. :)



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      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      dahoglund, Thanks for reading and for your comments.

      Tera, Improvising on recipes many times can make the dish turn out quite good. Thanks so much.

      Wayne, Thanks so much I will try the grilled salmon sounds great! I used to live in Seattle and always loved the seafood there, especially the all you can eat crab meals. Will have to make a trip back there one of these years.

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      Wayne Brown 

      10 years ago from Texas

      You're making me hungry, girl...just reading these recipes. Salmon is great on the grill. Just fold up some sheets of aluminum foil for your surface and spray it with a vegetable spray. Lay the salmon filet skin side down onto the foil and place on the hot grill. From there you can use a number of different approaches for seasoning. One of my favorites is to mix a bit of virgin olive oil, lemon juice, chopped garlic, salt and pepper and brush it on the filet at intervals while it cooks. I've had the salmon in the Seattle area and one of the secrets is that it is really fresh. If you can find one of the places where they smoke fresh filets on upright sticks placed around the fire....mmmmmm good. Thanks for sharing. WB

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      10 years ago from Panama City, Florida

      Susan, Your intro to this hub reminds me of my cooking. I'm always missing an ingredient and I hate that! And I hate buying a spice or herb that you only use a teaspoon of. Your salmon looks great! I love salmon. Great Hub!

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I have always had trouble following recipes in cook books because we never have all the ingredients called for.So it is a choice between cooking something else of faking it.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      10 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You're a smart mom too! I keep different frozen stuff (pizza or meals) just in case I make something they refuse to eat. Lol. Sometimes Dave is the one who resorts to it!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, One of my son's detests fish. He will eat shrimp but that's as far as he will go. I keep a box of frozen burgers on hand for him when the rest of us have fish.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      10 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I love salmon! I have even gotten Dave and the kids to eat it. I found a small jar of tarragon - I don't know why I have it. I have no idea how it rates so I'll give this a whirl! I love salads and serve them a few times a week. I like the spring mix best.

      Yes I have made plenty of concoctions that I really did feed to the dogs. Lol sometimes even they walk away!

    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Gordon, Thanks. The poor dogs were drooling when this came out of the oven as they both love salmon.

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      Gordon Hamilton 

      10 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Looks and sounds delicious, Susan. I eat salmon at least once a week and will certainly give this a try.

      I had to laugh at your description of how you can feed any concoction that doesn't work to the dogs or throw it away. I cook with that attitude almost every day but I am glad to say what I come up with most often works. If you think about it, every recipe that exists on this planet came about either by accident or by someone adopting this attitude! :)


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