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Cilantro Dijon Salmon


  • 4 6-8 oz Salmon steaks with skin on
  • ¼ cup of diced fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil if you have lemon flavored olive oil feel free to use some here
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Pre heat your grill or grill pan. Rinse your fish and pat dry. Check for any extra scales or bones. Then salt and pepper your fish well. Set the fish aside and make your sauce.
  2. Dice your cilantro (don’t use the stuff in the tube) whisk the herbs into the olive oil, lemon juice and one tablespoon of the mustard.
  3. Taste the sauce and adjust the mustard and salt and pepper to your taste. I like mine with more pepper and not too much mustard.
  4. Now it’s time to grill that fish. If you have a perfect fish grilling system please use it. Otherwise what we do is grill the fish skin side down over high heat for about 6-8 minutes, cooking the fish most of the way. Then we flip and sear the other side just long enough to mark the flesh 1-2 minutes.
  5. Spoon a little of the sauce over each slice of fish and serve the extra sauce on the table so people can add more if they would like it.