Before we started really cooking at home (like really cooking, with a grill!), salmon was something we ate infrequently, and only at restaurants. As with most things, it tastes that much better (and nicer to your wallet) when cooked at home. During this time of social isolation and restaurants being closed, here is a restaurant-style recipe you can cook at home. The protein could be switched out– to whatever fish you have available– or even chicken breast. The mustard-herb compound butter really takes the dish up a notch.
-3 TBSP dijon mustard
-1 TBSP finely chopped chives
-1/2 TBSP finely chopped tarragon
-1 TBSP finely chopped basil
-1/2 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
-Salt & pepper to taste
-1 piece of salmon (or other fish or protein)
-fish-friendly seasoning of your choice
-In a bowl, combine softened butter, mustard, and herbs and combine until well bl
ended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
-Preheat grill to 375*.
-Place salmon on grill paper, and season with fish-friendly seasoning.
-Place in grill and cook for about 10 minutes.
-After 10 minutes, place spoonfuls of the compound butter on the salmon, and return it to the grill for another 10 minutes.
-I like to cook salmon to about 130* internal temperature. (about 20 minutes)
-Serve while hot with fresh lemon.