Simple Grilled Garlic Dijon Salmon (Summer Grillin’!)

I am passionate about food…and because of that fact, I have no issue with taking time on it.  However, some nights, you just want to throw something together and be eating within 20 minutes, but still have it taste fantastic!  That was the case the night I tried out this beautiful recipe from skinnytaste.com.  It was just a wonderful recipe.  I didn’t change a thing!

So, here’s what you need:

  • 4 salmon fillets (6 oz)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon wedges

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat your grill, about medium!
  2. Salt and pepper your fillets!
  3. Now…turn the rest of the ingredients into a paste!!  You can do this a number of ways…either toss them all into a mini food processor, use a mortar and pestle if you have them…or if you are cool like me and don’t have either of those…mince your garlic small, and using the flat part of your knife, smash it back and forth a few times until it starts becoming paste-like.  Then mix with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl!
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes.  Flip it and spread some of the paste on the fish.  After cooking about 3 more minutes, flip again and spread the remaining paste on the other side.  Cook another minute or so, remove from grill, garnish with lemon, and serve!! 🙂

Note:  Cooking times will differ depending on the thickness of your fish.  It will turn opaque and flake easily with a fork when ready!  🙂

Another note:  You should really go check out skinnytaste.com, they’re awesome and I’m so glad I discovered this recipe from them!

Peectures!

Grilled Dijon Salmon 1

Salt and Pepper your fillets!  Preheat your grill to medium.

Grilled Dijon Salmon 4

Create a paste with all remaining ingredients, except the lemon.  You can do this with a mini food processor, mortar and pestle, or simply mashing the garlic as best you can and mixing it all together!

Grilled Dijon Salmon 3

Find a cute guy to grill for you!  Okay, so that is an optional step….but that’s how I like to do it 😉

Grilled Dijon Salmon 2

Grill for 5 minutes, flip and smear with half the paste.  Cook another 3 minutes, flip again, smear again, and cook another minute or so.  Remove from grill when opaque and flakey.  Garnish with lemon, and serve!! Enjoy it’s beautiful simplicity!

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Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!  So tasty!!!!!!!!!  You’ll love itttttt!!!!

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Marinated Rosemary Mustard Lamb

Yum.  I was crazy about this roast.  I’ve heard that some people don’t like the taste of lamb.  I think…that is madness.  Especially after you have tasted something like this.  D.  Lish.  I cooked this at my boss’s house on a night I knew was going to busy.  I’m all about having family dinners, where you make nice fancy food, sit down together; everything stops and you just eat and talk about your day.However, unfortunately in real life that can’t always happen.  Boo.  There are times where we eat dinner in the car between jobs.  Which was one such night when I made this.  However, as we sat in our car in a parking lot eating this roast with some nice green veggies on the side…it was like I was transported from my Le Sabre into a fancy restaurant, out on a date with my man.  It.  Was.  Fabulous.  In fact my boss was kind of hinting that she wouldn’t mind if I left some of the food that made that wonderful smell at her house, haha!

So before I tell you how to do this, let me just make a note.  I KNOW lamb roast is expensive.  Sad day.  But guess what we realized?  We used a roast that was about 4 lbs.  And it lasted us 3 nights!  So when you do the math…it wasn’t that expensive for three dinners at all!!  And that was with feeding our bestie Joseph one night as well.  He came over for a Psych party.  Yeah.  That happened.  Lamb roast, green beans, best friends and Psych.  What more could you need?

 

So, here’s what you need:

  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp Soy Sauce, depending on your tastes 🙂
  • 1 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger, peeled and minced (Or a good squeeze of paste!)
  • Leg of Lamb Roast, about 6 lbs.  We ended up using a 4 lb roast, but this definitely makes enough sauce for a larger roast.

 

 

And here’s what you do:

  1. Make some shallow slashes in the roast, and stuff a sliver of garlic in each.  Yum.
  2. Whisk together the marinade ingredients (everything else) and brush (or dump like I did, haha!) it over the roast.  Put it in the fridge and marinate for at least 2 hours.  Mine marinated all morning.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Place roast in the oven and cook until about medium doneness…probably about an hour and a half.  But take note of what the directions on the wrapper said. 🙂  Let it rest before you slice it.

 

Thanks to perfectweightamerica.com for this roast.  🙂

 

 

Here is my roast, ready to marinate 🙂  Yeah, I know…lots of marinade.  I probably could have halved it, HOWEVER…it made for a great browned sauce to scoop onto my slices.  So I probably wouldn’t change a thing 🙂  It made a sort of shell, which held in the moisture that made it super moist.  Don’t be alarmed that the sauce gets brown.  It makes it super delish 🙂

Dijon Leg Of Lamb 1

 

 

 

Oh yum!!!  I want it right now!

 

Dijon Leg of Lamb 3

 

Dijon Leg of Lamb 2