Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon
Learn how long to bake salmon at 400 degrees F with this easy recipe for delicious salmon fillets coated with Dijon-style mustard and seasoned bread crumbs drizzled with butter.
Learn how long to bake salmon at 400 degrees F with this easy recipe for delicious salmon fillets coated with Dijon-style mustard and seasoned bread crumbs drizzled with butter.
Awesome! I used HoneyMustard because I was out of Dijon Mustard. Skipped the butter to save calories and baked. Everyone loved it. Wait till you taste it the day after when it's cold. Use leftovers in a salad! : )
Great! I like more mustard than calls for---enough to coat well. I use a sweet dijon or country style dijon mustard. Homemade bread crumbs the best--you can leave more coarse. Broil the top if you want the coating more crunchy or spray tops with a pump butter spray such as "Can't Believe it's Not Butter" type---coats better than drizzling melted butter and therefore browns better. My husband hates dijon mustard and still asks for this salmon dish. It is also wonderful cold the next day for a snack or on a nice salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It's a KEEPER!
I thought salmon was dry and boring until I tried this recipe. It seemed a bit mushy after baking so I broiled the top for 2 minutes and then it was perfect! I will make this frequently and try the leftovers over salad as others have suggested.
Wow! My first time cooking salmon, and it turned out amazing--my man was impressed. I made breadcrumbs from leftover italian bread, added some crushed slivered almonds to the top of the filets, drizzled some olive oil between them on the pan, cooked them in the oven for 13 minutes, then put them in the broiler for another 2 minutes--perfect!
Easy, Quick, Tasty, Nutritious, even Impressive Looking if you so choose!! Due to the Foil lining of the baking pan, it's a very quick cleanup, and you can enjoy dinner at your leisure. GREAT recipe!!
Very tasty...the indgredients didn't overwhelm the salmon; it really let the flavors of the salmon come through. Salmon also was timed perfectly and came out nice and moist. I also used olive oil instead of butter and added a little fresh dill on top.
For a serving for two, I used two portioned salmon fillets, a combo of whole grain and dijon mustard (about a tablespoon or two of each), salt and pepper, and panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs instead of the Italian-style for extra crunch. Drizzled a little olive oil on top of the panko instead of the melted butter and baked. In my oven, it only took 5-10 minutes on 400* and a few minutes under the broiler to make the top a little crispy and golden. Great recipe- I'll be making this again.
So easy and impressive results. I used this on orange roughly fish as well with great results too.
Excellen fish! Will definitely make again. Made a nice crunchy topping which the family thought was different and great tasting!
I didn't care for this that much. My husband and I don't like fish much so maybe that's the problem. I used mahi mahi and low fat marg.
This is a fantastic recipe. My husband loves it! I am from Seattle so I know Salmon. Anyone who thinks salmon is dry has completely ove cooked this beautiful fatty fish.
What an amazing dish!!! I used the frozen salmon filets from the freezer section, and they were just as good, also cheaper than fresh. I used spicy brown mustard (instead of dijon) and also used finely crushed multi grain crackers (instead of bread crumbs). I also added one tbsp. of worchestire sauce to the mustard. OMG this was one of my favorite foods I've eaten in my life!!! Great recipe!
For a healthier version, left out the butter and salt, coated foil with olive oil and drizzled 1 T. olive oil over the bread crumbs sprinkled with garlic powder, and a little oregano and patted down a little. Served with garlic mashed potatoes that were made with olive oil instead of butter. Will make this often.
Wow, is this a fantastic way to prepare salmon! I'd never baked salmon before (always grilled or broiled it), but it came out so moist and delicious. The topping was fantastic too... my husband and I love Dijon. Our 11 year-old wasn't too sure at fist, but ended up eating a whole fillet. Thank you so much for this recipe, Christine!
This was wonderful. The fish counter at my local supermarket carries boneless, skinless salmon so I lucked out! I used Italian panko breadcrumbs & instead of butter, I sprayed each fillet with olive oil from my olive oil mister. Served with Orzo with Parmesan and Basil from this site along with green beans. So quick & easy. Will be making again. Thanks for the recipe.
Have had to recently increase my omega 3's in my diet and though I'd try this recipe. As I am more of a texture girl, I loved the soft, moistness of the fish combined with the crunch of the topping. Mixed my bread crumbs into the melted butter and then added it to the fish for a more even distribution. Served with Company Couscous also from AR. Very nice dinner indeed! Thank you ChristyJ.
Sooo easy. I didn't have bread crumbs, so I used Ritz crackers. Worked just as well. My entire family -- including the picky 9-year-old -- decided it goes on our repeat list.
I added about 1-2 tbls. of honey to the mustard and let sit on the fish for about 20 minutes. Also for a GREAT crunchy texture I used Panko (japanese) bread crumbs. They can be found at many grocery stores. This got rave reviews for our Salmon Sunday dinner! My son's (age 14) had a friend over for dinner, not a big fish eater. He ate EVERY bite! Will make again.
I made this for my neighbors (one spouse is very sick) and I received a Thank You note from them telling me that they felt like they were eating at a 5 Star restaurant! I bought a whole 1/2 salmon at Costco, and was able to get 8 great pieces of salmon (with some left) so I cooked 8 individual meals and share as well with another neighbors, an older couple with an older son. They also sent me a note complimenting the salmon as being a real "gourmet" treat. As for me, my hubby and daughter, we were all "wow"! what a fantastic and easy recipe! Thank you so much for sharing - no changes made to a great recipe!! and thank you for recommending this recipe to me back in March - very much appreciated!!
It was Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the knife! I was worried the dijon would be too strong or mustardey but it wasn't. Will definitely make again (maybe with less butter)!
This was great! My husband loves salmon, but I am usually just OK with it. I loved this recipe. I drizzled a little honey on top before sprinkling on the bread crumbs, and I sprinkled a little parsley on top for color. Served with a boxed rice pilaf - an easy and delicious dinner.
This recipe wasn't what I was expecting. Very dry, and the mustard hardly gave it a taste. I wouldnt make this recipe again. I couldnt believe that people gave it such rave reviews.
I've been making this recipe for a couple of years. It's my wife's favorite salmon dish, and I find it tasty, as well. As the household cook, I like the ease of preparation. It's simple, fast and reliable. I also follow REBECCAANNE22's recommendation of melting the butter in a saucepan, and then stir in the breadcrumbs. The coating is much better because of it.
this was very good. I did follow another reviewers advice and mixed the melted butter with the breadcrumbs. I also, added parmesan and chopped slivered almonds to the breadcrumbs. I baked it at 400 for 30 minutes and that was perfect!
When I made this I used smooth Dijon mustard, and then put a drop of honey (blossom type, but I guess any kind would do, just a little drop, about a teaspoon) on each fillet then the salt and pepper and then the breadcrumbs and then drizzled over the melted butter. I'm not really big on fish but this was really tasty and I would definitely make it again. My husband, who normally eats his dinner like someone who hasn't seen food for month, ate it slowly as he wanted to savour the flavours as he thought it was the best salmon dish he had ever had. I served it with mashed potatoes with creme fraiche, salt and pepper and some butter, and leeks seasoned with salt and pepper and some butter. It was really good. Give it a go, it's quick and easy and very tasty.
Just made this for dinner - excellent!!! I skipped the butter and drizzled olive oil over the fillets instead. I'm going to use more Dijon on the thicker parts of the fillet next time, as the thinner ends of the fish had a lot more flavor than the middle.
used Honey Dijon mustard. I subbed in Panko bread crumbs that I seasoned. skipped the butter. the combo of mustard and the crusty coating of the bread crumbs was excellent. my wife and i loved it. its simple, and it complements the salmon wonderfully. would definitely use recipe again.
This recipe has wow factor!!! It uses a minimal number of ingredients, preparation takes just a few minutes, and because it's baked on foil, you only have to wash 3 or 4 kitchen tools. It goes from "what can we eat?" to flavorful gourmet in less than 1/2 hour, and not much clean-up afterwards. I used fresh wild salmon, sweet-hot mustard (the finished dish wasn't hot at all), sea salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic & herb bread crumbs, and of course, real butter. I agree with REBECCAANNIE that adding the crumbs to melted better before topping the salmon makes it that much easier and more consistent. I also broiled it for 2 minutes at the end. The mustard is not overwhelming at all, it complements the fish perfectly. The buttered bread crumbs were delicious and the fish was moist. I baked a 1-1/2 pound salmon fillet this way and it vanished in no time. This recipe would take individual variations just fine. For simplicity, flavor, and ease of preparation, you can't go wrong with this one.
New Year's resolution was to eat healthier...include more fish in our diets. Only problem my Husband HATES fish. So I tried this tonight. I added a tablespoon of honey and like another reviewer butterflied the fillet and spread honey/mustard in the center as well as top. I used only 1-1.5 tbsp. of butter to keep the recipe light. My husband not only ate it but said he thought it was good and at the end of the meal said he would eat this a few times a month. WOW he has NEVER eaten a piece of fish that he liked before and he's 38 years old! Quite the compliment. Excellent recipe! P.S. my 6 year old thought it was pretty good to. I am a salmon lover and this is my new favorite recipe.
The wife loved this. At first I thought mustard with salmon can't be good. Glad I tried it. Thanks..........
YUM! The salmon tasted SO good! This is a great recipe, though I did alter a few things. I used honey mustard instead of Dijon and I mixed the mustard with a tablespoon of garlic powder and a tablespoon of basil before spreading over the salmon. I also followed the tip Rebecca's tip and melted the butter and breadcrumbs in a saucepan before putting onto the salmon. I will definitely continue using this in the future!
Very tasty, definitely a keeper. I used two thick salmon steaks, about 8 oz each, so had the same weight as called for in the recipe. I used only half the stated amounts of mustard, crumbs and butter, and it was just the right amount. Plenty of mustard flavor to contrast with the rich salmon. It is tricky to get the melted butter to "stick" to the crumbs - I sort of dripped it from the spoon, a drop at a time, and most of it soaked into the breadcrumbs. Our salmon was quite thick so parts of it took more like 30 minutes. Definitely a keeper with those modifications.
A cook from northern NY: This is the best salmon recipe I have tried. I did bake it longer than the instructions: 15 minutes at 400 degrees and an additional 15 - 20 minutes at 350 degrees. It was perfect!
Really liked this salmon dish! I didn't have Dijon mustard, so I just used regular yellow mustard and it was still good!
It's hard to rate any salmon recipe less than a four star, or maybe salmon is just that good. But I don't think the dijon came thru very well. I really prefer to use a sour cream plus dillweed or other spice to this approach.
The salmon was moist & flaky. I wondered if the mustard would be too overpowering a flavor but it wasn't. I used Grey Poupon deli mustard (that has horseradish in it). As I didn't have Italian-style dry bread crumbs, I added some parsley flakes, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder & some grated Parmesan cheese to some plain bread crumbs. Also after reading the reviews, I only added 2 tablespoons of melted butter to cut down on the fat.
consider a course ground mustard for a bit more texture and panko breadcrumbs for more rewarding, more crisp crust
Incredibly moist, easy and fairly healthy. The flavors were nice and balanced between the salmon and topping. I used Panko crumbs and drizzled on olive oil instead of butter. Next time I'll bake it at a lower temp so there's less albumin (the white congealed substance on cooked salmon) and then broil it for a few minutes for a crunchy top. Ready to make it again!
Very good. I mixed the bread crumbs with the melted butter and spread the topping over the mustard. My husband does not like salmon but he will eat it this way. I make this recipe at least once a month.
This was a great recipe-- easy, delicious, and fast. Went well with rice pilaf and asparagus. Works great when you want to impress with a minimum of effort.
SUPER WAY TO BAKE SALMON. IT'S FAST AND EASY AND DOESN'T SMELL UP THE WHOLE HOUSE.
My husband and I thought this was great, and even our two-year-old ate it. The bread crumbs give the impression of that breaded chicken she loves... This would be a great company dish: it's different, easy, and delicious.
This is a great recipe for a quick, nutritious, and delicious meal
This is so easy to make. It is not dry like some saloman recipes are.
Not much of a salmon lover but this easy simple recipe changed that. It was delicious, quick and easy, what more can I ask for. I've liked many recipes from this site but none were so good that I bother to rate it!
very easy. A nice quick dinner.
This is a quick, easy, and delicious way to have baked salmon. I make it even easier - I don't measure out the dijon mustard or the bread crumbs - I just squirt some mustard on and spread it with my fingers, then shake some bread crumbs over it. Also - I tried drizzling melted butter on the first time I made it, and it basically ran off the salmon and pooled on the tray. The next time, I used Smart Balance butter spray and sprayed the top of the bread crumbs, it seemed to stick much better. Great easy recipe, thanks!!
absolutely delicious.......is the foil in the pan intentional to remove the skin of the salmon.....'cause that's what happened and it was a welcomed surprise........
I love this and am passing it on to family members. I dabbed little dots of butter on instead of using melted butter which was easier and way less fatty. This will be a regular on our home menu.
I didn't have butter, so I used olive oil, but when I poured it over the salmon it didn't absorb into the bread crumbs very well and ended up pooling around the bottom of the pan. Next time I try this recipe I will melt butter, mix with the breadcrumbs and then top the fish as some other people have suggested. I also didn't have dijon mustard, and instead used deli brown, but I image that the dijon would have a better flavor. Overall, will try again!
I really like!
Lives up to the hype! So easy and packed with favor.
I've been making something similar to this for years. The difference being I mix some honey with the dijon mustard and add a dash or two of hot sauce. You don't need the butter, as Salmon is kinda rich anyway.
This was AMAZING. I didn't have dijon so I mixed 2 T. honey mustard with 1 T. plain mustard. I had to bake the fish several minutes longer than it called for, maybe because my filets were so thick. We will make this often, because it's so quick and simple.
Great recipe! Everything was moist and tender. I broiled it for the last 3 minutes to make the bread crumbs crunchy. Best of all, my kitchen does not smell like fish! We ate it with rice and sauted zucchini...yum!
Simple, quick & deliscious. I skipped the butter and just spritzed mine with "butter spray" to save big time on calories. The mustard was a great compliment to the fish.
I liked this recipe despite not liking salmon that much. I made a minor modification and used a beer and brats mustard that had horshradish in it. Very good.
I thought this was great. Easy, and my boyfriend who claims he hates salmon loved it.
This was great! Rave reviews from everyone, even the picky eater.
I have made this a couple times. This time I made my own bread crumbs in the food processor using sour dough bread, adding some olive oil just to barely make them damp and some fresh parsley. Pulsed it a few time. I seasoned the fillets with some lemon pepper and just a pinch of sea salt on each fillet then applied the dijon. Covered with the bread crumbs just lightly pressing them into the dijon. Butter not required this way either. This definitely was an improvement from past experiences. Try this I think you will like it.
this recipe was really not that impressive to me, although i was hoping for more. i used a creole mustard that i often serve with fried fish as a dipping sauce, but the combination of mustard with bread crumbs was kind of unpleasant. i like fish with mustard sauce, and i like breaded fish, but the two together just didn't work out well for me.
really good. found the liquids a bit much but enjoyed it anyway.
WOW. Awesome. I put A LOT of mustard and used Panko bread crumbs.... SO good! this will be a weekly staple.
My family is luke-warm about salmon and they think they don't like mustard. But this dish wowed even my toddler. They all loved the "kick" they dijon gave the fish. (I just never told them what it was.) For once we had no left-overs! I even tried it with halibut and it was awesome, too. Great combo, and very, very easy to prepare. A winner!
My husband and I both really enjoyed this. I used olive oil instead of butter and added Italian herbs to plain breadcrumbs. I think the only thing I would do differently is mix the breadcrumbs and oil or butter together before putting on the salmon; I had some completely dry breadcrumbs in some spots, and soggy, oily crumbs in other spots. I was hoping for a crisper topping, like what I put on mac & cheese. Other than that (and that was my fault), this was delicious! Thanks!
I'm not fond of fish but I'm trying to incorporate it more and more. I used this recipe with sockeye salmon which is supposed to be the best tasting. I only had honey mustard and olive oil with the bread crumbs and it was fantastic. I used the outside grill since I hate stinking up the house with fish. But I swear this tasted like CHICKEN!! It was AWESOME!!
Although we're not big fish-eaters, my family loves this recipe.
Very tasty! I didn't have any honey to add (which was a suggestion from a couple of other users) so I sprinkled a little sugar into the breadcumbs and butter mixture. I'm not sure if it was really necessary, but I was worried the fish would need some sweetness based on others' reviews. The fish tasted even better when warmed up the next day. Thanks!
Fast, easy, delicious. I used plain panko bread crumbs and seasoned with Italian herbs. Next, I stirred into the panko crumbs a mixture of half butter and half olive oil. Lastly, before adding the bread crumb mixture to the fish (thick, fresh, not previously frozen belly cut), I baked the salmon for 15 minutes, adding the bread crumbs for the final 10 minutes or so of baking so that the crumbs wouldn't burn. Turned out great. Served with baked acorn squash and steamed broccoli.
Fast, easy, and healthy! Yah!
This was divine. I did as another reviewer suggested and mixed the butter and bread crumbs before putting them on the fish. Such a quick recipe. Will definitely make this again!
Enjoyed this. I used 1/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs with 1/4 tsp of thyme and oregano added to it. Melted the butter and mixed with the breadcrumbs before adding it to the salmon.
perhaps I used to much mustard, or don't like dijon as much as I thought I did. I'll try this one again, just cut down on the mustard.
This was a great meal. I was not dissapointed and was able to bring left vers to work the next day. I prepared it the night before and let it marinate. My husband actually put it in the oven. He had an issue with operating the broiler so it didn't crisp up. However, next time I will handle the cooking! I think it would be even better if it had a nice crisp to the top. I did use more seasonings than listed inculding italion seasoning & lemon pepper.
I had a lot of salmon and didn't know what to do with it. I stumbled upon this recipe and it was wonderful! Will definately make this again. I'll add a little more dijon next time.
I LOVED this recipe. Best salmon I have ever tasted!
A very good main dish. I get the feeling that, the higher quality Dijon mustard you choose to cook this with, the better this recipe would turn out to be. I chose a generic store brand this time around, and having tasted richer Dijons in the past, I can say I look forward to up-scaling this dish next time.
My roommate hasn't praised a meal I've made until this one! Delicious! I can't wait for the left-overs tonight! I thought the cooking time was a little to quick. I don't like a dried up piece of fish but I also don't want it mushy. I followed the recipe but after that I dropped the temp. to 375 and left it an additional 10 minutes. This made it just right (for me).
My favorite salmon recipe. The only change I've made is that instead of using melted butter I spray the bread crumbs with 'I can't believe it's not butter' as due to dietary restrictions I rarely if ever have real butter in the house. Would give it more than 5 stars for ease and taste!!
Delicious, Easy, Flavorful & Impressive!!
I usually marinate my salmon in zesty italian dressing and lemon juice w/ a little sugar, salt and pepper. It turns out very nice, but I wanted something different. This was very good. I found the dijon mustard I used a bit strong. Next time, I'll try a sweet dijon as some other reviewers suggested. Also, I may do my usual marinade next time and add the other ingredients for a richer flavor. I broiled it at the end of cooking to crisp up the topping a little and it turned out nicely. My husband loved it, and I will defimately make this again!
This was the best! My husband even loved, loved it and he hates salmon!
Great and easy recipe. The only change I made was I used Panko crumbs and the butter I didn't melt, I just put cut up cold pieces all over the salmon and then it melted in the oven. This is a recipe I will be making many times.
We have salmon once a week and this is probably our favorite. You can also substitute dijonnaise and instead of melted butter, try spraying with butter flavored Pam.
I made it without changing a thing. Hubby raved at the flavor. We like salmon, this is our new favorite recipe.
Delish - just as it is!
This was good, but I would have liked a little less mustard on the fillet. I cooked the bread crumbs with the butter on the stove for about a minute as another reviewer suggested.
I had to use the frozen salmon fillets but this recipe worked. The strong Dijon flavor baked off or something because my son who does not like Dijon actually said the fish was 'yummy.' I had to broil the fish for a few minutes to brown the bread crumbs but the salmon remained moist and tasty. Thanks for sharing.
So simple and fast to prepare. Will have to make again for sure .. Served with couscous and green salad on the side
It was great, very moist and tasty - I would make it again. Thanks Christine.
quick and easy - might try with different seasonings next time along with the mustard.
So easy to make and really tasty. I also have tried it using boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of salmon and it turned out great.
Best salmon recipe I've ever tried. I use honey Dijon--it's delicious. First time I made this dish, didn't have any breadcrumbs so made my own with some stale whole wheat bread, then tossed the crumbs in a baggie with a little Italian seasoning. Wonderful! The next time, I bought some bread crumbs but I prefer the homemade ones. Like other reviewers, I used less butter--just dotted some low-fat margarine on top instead of drizzling melted butter on. This is an absolutely SUPERB recipe and I thank the original contributor!
quick and delicious.
this was great - I made this exactly as outlined and it turned out terrific.
This was my very first time every cooking salmon and it turned out GREAT!!! The recipes was easy to follow and my meal was ready in no time. My two year old said "Mommie, fish yummy in my tummy"! I will definitly be making this dish again!!!
Pretty good - but doesn't beat the grilled salmon recipe but tastes by far much better!!!!!
This was pretty good. I'm not a huge salmon fan and don't eat it often, but the mustard gave the dish a nice kick.