Baked Salmon, Mustard Herb Sauce

Baked Salmon

This is an easy main course for two that can easily expand for a family or dinner party.


  • 2 salmon fillets,  12oz (360gr) total weight
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) white wine
  • 1 tbs mustard seeds
  • 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90gr) Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon


  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Add shallots and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add wine and mustard seeds and boil, uncovered for about 3 minutes.  It should be reduced by about half.
  • Add mustard, tarragon and stir well.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Remove 2 tbs for basting the salmon.
  • Stir yogurt into the remaining sauce. Cover and keep warm.
  • Put salmon on a baking sheet. 
  • Spread reserved mustard/wine sauce on top.
  • Bake at 400 F for 10 – 15 minutes, until top is light brown and fish flakes easily. It’s okay if slightly translucent in the center.
  • Serve with Mustard Sauce on the side.


Use 1 tbs fresh tarragon if you have it. 
For easy clean-up line the baking sheet with parchment paper.


Keywords: baked salmon, herb mustard sauce

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