Crunchy Mustard-Crusted Salmon

Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 6


  • 2 Tbsp, plus 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp country-style Dijon mustard
  • 1 12 tsp dry mustard
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 12 to 2 lb salmon fillet, skin removed
  • Fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • Sunflower or radish sprouts


  1. Place vinegar and both mustards in a blender. With machine running, slowly pour in oil and blend until medium-thick sauce forms.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange salmon in prepared dish. Season with thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Spread mustard sauce over salmon, covering completely. Press breadcrumbs onto salmon.
  3. Bake salmon until cooked through and crumb topping is crisp and golden brown, about 18 minutes.
  4. Using a large spatula as an aid, transfer salmon fillet to a serving platter. Garnish with sprouts. Serve.
Nutrition Info: 
631 Calories, 78 g Protein, 14 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Fiber, 27 g Total Fat (4 g sat, 14 g mono, 6 g poly), 530 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), B12, D, Selenium, ★★★★ Phosphorus, ★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), ★★ Vitamin B6, E, Pantothenic acid, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A, B2 (riboflavin), Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc


Christine Wansleben

Christine is the Owner/Culinary Director of Mise En Place, located in Richmond, VA. She graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump's NY Cooking School) in New York City, and has worked in such restaurants as Chanterelle and Eleven Madison Park.