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Pan Seared Salmon in a Mustard Dill Cream Sauce with Spinach

AuthorAnnabelCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Pan Seared Salmon with a Mustard Dill Cream Sauce is such a flavourful, elegant dish that anyone can pull off. Pan seared salmon is perfectly delicious on it’s own but when you add a bright sauce like this it takes it to a whole new level!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

 4 salmon fillets
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 garlic cloves chopped
 1 cup heavy cream⁠⠀
 2 tbsp dijon mustard⁠⠀
 2 tbsp honey
 1 cup chicken broth
 ¼ cup chopped fresh dill⁠⠀
 juice and zest of 1/2 lemon⁠⠀
 10 oz bag baby spinach
 Salt and ground pepper⁠⠀

What are we cooking today?
1

Salmon is a healthy meal and adding the mustard dill cream sauce and spinach gives it a real colour and flavour boost. It comes together so quickly yet it’s sure to impress anyone.

Getting started
2

Heat a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat.⁠⠀

3

Add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil for each fillet.

4

Dry both sides of the salmon with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.⁠⠀

5

Place salmon in saucepan flesh side down.

6

Cook 4 minutes without turning at all (you want to develop a sear).

7

Flip and cook 3 more minutes and when done, remove to a plate.⁠⠀

8

To the drippings, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until aromatic.

9

Add broth and reduce for 3-4 minutes.

10

Combine cream, honey and dijon and add to the pan and stir to combine.

11

Meanwhile combine cornstarch with 1 tbls broth.

12

Stir that into pan along with the 1/2 the dill and lemon juice.

13

Add spinach and let wilt for a couple minutes.

14

Nestle the salmon back into the pan and let cook in the sauce for 2 minutes.

15

Sprinkle with other half of dill and lemon zest.

Annabel's tip
16

As the salmon is so delicious, the sides should be simple and fresh. I serve it with either a basic green salad or al danté beans and baby potatoes.

Ingredients

 4 salmon fillets
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 garlic cloves chopped
 1 cup heavy cream⁠⠀
 2 tbsp dijon mustard⁠⠀
 2 tbsp honey
 1 cup chicken broth
 ¼ cup chopped fresh dill⁠⠀
 juice and zest of 1/2 lemon⁠⠀
 10 oz bag baby spinach
 Salt and ground pepper⁠⠀

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Salmon is a healthy meal and adding the mustard dill cream sauce and spinach gives it a real colour and flavour boost. It comes together so quickly yet it’s sure to impress anyone.

Getting started
2

Heat a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat.⁠⠀

3

Add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil for each fillet.

4

Dry both sides of the salmon with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.⁠⠀

5

Place salmon in saucepan flesh side down.

6

Cook 4 minutes without turning at all (you want to develop a sear).

7

Flip and cook 3 more minutes and when done, remove to a plate.⁠⠀

8

To the drippings, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until aromatic.

9

Add broth and reduce for 3-4 minutes.

10

Combine cream, honey and dijon and add to the pan and stir to combine.

11

Meanwhile combine cornstarch with 1 tbls broth.

12

Stir that into pan along with the 1/2 the dill and lemon juice.

13

Add spinach and let wilt for a couple minutes.

14

Nestle the salmon back into the pan and let cook in the sauce for 2 minutes.

15

Sprinkle with other half of dill and lemon zest.

Annabel's tip
16

As the salmon is so delicious, the sides should be simple and fresh. I serve it with either a basic green salad or al danté beans and baby potatoes.

Pan Seared Salmon in a Mustard Dill Cream Sauce with Spinach
AuthorAnnabelCategory, , DifficultyBeginner
Rating
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients

 4 salmon fillets
 2 tbsp olive oil
 4 garlic cloves chopped
 1 cup heavy cream⁠⠀
 2 tbsp dijon mustard⁠⠀
 2 tbsp honey
 1 cup chicken broth
 ¼ cup chopped fresh dill⁠⠀
 juice and zest of 1/2 lemon⁠⠀
 10 oz bag baby spinach
 Salt and ground pepper⁠⠀

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

Salmon is a healthy meal and adding the mustard dill cream sauce and spinach gives it a real colour and flavour boost. It comes together so quickly yet it’s sure to impress anyone.

Getting started
2

Heat a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat.⁠⠀

3

Add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil for each fillet.

4

Dry both sides of the salmon with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.⁠⠀

5

Place salmon in saucepan flesh side down.

6

Cook 4 minutes without turning at all (you want to develop a sear).

7

Flip and cook 3 more minutes and when done, remove to a plate.⁠⠀

8

To the drippings, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until aromatic.

9

Add broth and reduce for 3-4 minutes.

10

Combine cream, honey and dijon and add to the pan and stir to combine.

11

Meanwhile combine cornstarch with 1 tbls broth.

12

Stir that into pan along with the 1/2 the dill and lemon juice.

13

Add spinach and let wilt for a couple minutes.

14

Nestle the salmon back into the pan and let cook in the sauce for 2 minutes.

15

Sprinkle with other half of dill and lemon zest.

Annabel's tip
16

As the salmon is so delicious, the sides should be simple and fresh. I serve it with either a basic green salad or al danté beans and baby potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 659
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.65g37%
Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 588mg25%
Potassium 819mg24%
Total Carbohydrate 21.6g8%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g20%
Sugars 9.2g
Protein 39g78%

Calcium 11%
Iron 27%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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