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Baked Salmon with Dijon Caper Sauce

November 21, 2010

This is “fancy salmon” in our house. Definitely a company-worthy dish. The flavors are amazing–salty and buttery, with just a hint of Dijon. As a bonus, my 3 year old devours it! Serve with Oven Baked Wild Rice, Oven Roasted Potatoes, couscous, or fresh steamed green beans for a great dinner.

4 fresh salmon fillets
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil (My mom made her own dried basil from her fresh garden herbs–YUMMY!!!)
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 Tablespoon capers


  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large measuring glass, whisk together all ingredients (except salmon fillets) until well combined.
  • Spray baking dish with Pam cooking spray.
  • Place 4 salmon fillets in prepared dish.
  • Pour sauce evenly over fillets.
  • Cover dish tightly with tin foil and bake 15-20 minutes, until salmon is light pink and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve immediately and spoon extra sauce over fish.
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2 Responses to “ Baked Salmon with Dijon Caper Sauce ”

  1. Katy on November 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Yum. Trying this recipe this week. I made something similar from Ina Garten, but it had creme fresh and some other not so good for you things in it. I love capers!

    • KP on November 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      Did you try it? What did you think????

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