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Oven-Roasted Salmon Recipe with Saffron Dijon Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • -2 fresh salmon fillets
  • -1 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -1 tsp lemon juice
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper


  • -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -1 clove of garlic
  • -2 tbsp white wine
  • -1/2 tsp GOLDEN saffron threads
  • -1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper


  • -fresh Rucula
  • -fresh chives


  1. Grab 2 fillets of fresh salmon (about 1 inch in thickness each), drizzle them with extra virgin Spanish olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, rub all over the fillets and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, add the salmon fillets to a baking dish lined with parchment paper and into a pre-heated oven bake and broil option 210 C - 410 F between 13-15 minutes
  2. To make the saffron dijon sauce add 1/2 teaspoon of Golden saffron threads into a mortar and using a pestle pound down on the saffron until you form a powder, then heat a small nonstick frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive, about 30 seconds later add 1 clove of minced garlic and mix with the oil, about 30 seconds later (you don´t want the garlic to get brown just fragrant) add 2 tablespoons of white wine and mix continuously until the wine reduces in half (about 2 minutes), then add the mixture into the mortar with the saffron and let it infuse for 3 minutes or until it cools off, then add a generous 1/2 tablespoon of dijon mustard and mix together until you form a mayo like consistency
  3. Once the salmon is roasted take it out of the oven, add some rucula to a plate, place the salmon fillets on top, spoon the saffron dijon sauce over the fillets, garnish with fresh lemon wedges and a sprinkle of freshly chopped chives, enjoy!

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