Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 40m
Salmon cooks over a bed of lemon and fresh herbs to infuse it with flavor and keep the fish tender and moist. We like a blend of thyme, tarragon and oregano, but any of your favorite herbs will work. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled new potatoes tossed in an herb vinaigrette and steamed green beans.


  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges for garnish
  • 20-30 sprigs mixed fresh herbs, plus 2 tablespoons chopped, divided
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound center-cut salmon, skinned (see Tip)


Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Step 2

Lay two 9-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil on top of each other and place on a rimless baking sheet. Arrange lemon slices in two layers in the center of the foil. Spread herb sprigs over the lemons. With the side of a chef’s knife, mash garlic with salt to form a paste. Transfer to a small dish and stir in mustard and the remaining 2 tablespoons chopped herbs. Spread the mixture over both sides of the salmon. Place the salmon on the herb sprigs.

Step 3

Slide the foil and salmon off the baking sheet onto the grill without disturbing the salmon-lemon stack. Cover the grill; cook until the salmon is opaque in the center, 18 to 24 minutes. Wearing oven mitts, carefully transfer foil and salmon back onto the baking sheet. Cut the salmon into 4 portions and serve with lemon wedges (discard herb sprigs and lemon slices).



Tips & Notes

How to skin a salmon fillet: Place skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    12 g ( 2 g sat , 4 g mono)
  • Cholesterol

    67 mg
  • Carbohydrates

    1 g
  • Sugars

    0 g
  • Protein

    23 g
  • Fiber

    0 g
  • Sodium

    261 mg
  • Potassium

    428 mg
  • Selenium

    60% daily value
  • Vitamin C

    17% daily value
  • omega-3s

    Excellent source of omega-3s
  • Exchanges

    3 lean meat

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