Roasted Salmon with Mustard-Herb Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves 4


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 salmon fillets, each about 6 ounces, with skin, and about 1 1/2 inches thick


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and arrange rack in the center of the oven; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, tarragon, chives, sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel (everything but the salmon); season generously with salt and pepper.

Place salmon, skin side down, on the baking sheet; spoon 1/4 cup of the mustard sauce over the fillets and spread it out to try to cover completely. Season salmon with additional salt and pepper; roast until salmon is just opaque in the center, about 15 minutes.

Serve with remaining mustard sauce.


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