Salmon is one of my favorite foods.  It’s fish, but not fishy. It’s delicious with nothing more than lemon and strong enough to withstand a battery of spices. Most of the time, we keep it simple: lemon slices and dill with a little garlic or ghee or onion.

Last week, I wanted to do something different but still simple. I wanted to give our salmon a little crunch. I have seen others slather the fish with mustard; but I wondered to myself, what if I use mustard seeds? Could I make a crunchy, mustard-y crust? The answer was yes! So, here it is: mustard and dill crusted salmon. I hope you enjoy this new twist on an old favorite as much as we do.
salmon on a baking dish

4 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried dill weed
1 1/2 lb salmon


fresh grinding spices for rub

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grind all of the spices together with a mortar and pestle until mustard seeds are cracked, most are powder, and everything is well blended.

dill and mustard paleo salmon

Spread the mixture over the salmon evenly, and place on a baking pan with a non-stick rack.

easy delicious baked salmon

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the flesh flakes easily with a fork.  If you prefer salmon that is medium-rare, 15 minutes should do the trick.

fast salmon with dill and mustard paleo

Enjoy with your favorite sautéed greens, or mixed over a salad with vinaigrette.


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