Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce

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Salmon is one of the tastiest fish, and it is healthy too! One of the great things about salmon is that it is so quick and easy to prepare, which makes it perfect for busy days.  This recipe for Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce is ready in less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

Salmon with mustard sauce on a plate.

It is made by simply searing the salmon in a frying pan while making a simple sauce using Dijon Mustard and Maple Syrup. The flavors blend together perfectly with the mild flavor of the salmon.

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I used wild caught salmon, because I love the more delicate flavor compared to farm raised salmon.  But wild caught is quite a bit more expensive, and I am sure it would taste great with farm raised salmon.  Adding a salad makes this a fast and tasty complete meal!

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Yield: 4

Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes



  • 1 1/2 lbs wild caught salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

Mustard Sauce

  • 2 garlic scapes, chopped or 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon Whole Grain Dijon Mustard


  1. For the salmon, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. Add to pan, and cook 3 minutes on each side, flipping in between.
  4. Flip one more time and let the salmon cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. While the salmon is cooking heat the oil in a sauce pan.
  6. Saute the garlic scapes for 1 minutes.
  7. Add all the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
  8. Lower the heat and let it cook until the salmon is ready.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 34g

Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce

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