PointsPlus Grilled Salmon with Mustard-Herb Crust Recipe

PointsPlus Grilled Salmon with Mustard-Herb Crust Recipe
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Grilled Salmon
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Grilled Salmon

The herb crust on the grilled salmon gives the fish incredible flavor and locks in moisture. A fabulous way to reap the  benefits of salmon's heart healthy fats. 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, stemmed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 sprays cooking spray
  • 1 ¼ pounds Atlantic salmon fillets, with or without skin (if skinless, four 5-ounce pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard, regular or grainy variety

Directions

Prepare the grill for direct, medium-heat cooking. Mix the rosemary, thyme, and pepper in a small bowl. Spray the bottom of the fish fillets with nonstick spray (spray the piece of fillet where the skin would have been, it usually has some gray or brown mottling on it).

Spread 1 tablespoon mustard on the top of each fillet. Sprinkle 1 ½ tablespoons of the herb mixture on top of each. 

Place herb side up on the grate directly over the heat. Cover the grill and cook until the fish flakes when gently scraped with a fork, about 12 minutes. Transfer to plates with a wide spatula. 

Grilled Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Grilled Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.