January 6, 2013

2 Minute Dinner: Salmon

One of my first favorite cooking shows was Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals. It debunked the idea that a home cooked meal needed to be a long, arduous process. Still, sometimes I don't have 30 minutes. Actually, this is about energy. There are days when I come home from work and I barely have 10 minutes of energy. This is when a two minute meal saves the day.

This is a literal title. It will take you less than two minutes to prep this dinner--the cooking time is more. I suppose I could work on a two minute salad, but today we're having salmon with all of its omega-3 benefits.

Ingredients & Tools
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Dijon mustard
  • breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt
  • pepper
  • aluminium foil
  • baking dish

Preheat your oven to 400. The fish will be prepared before the oven even reaches temperature. Drink wine while you wait.

Measurements in this recipe are loose at best. You could also easily increase the number of fillets to feed a larger crowd.

Make clean-up less than two minutes and line your baking dish with aluminum foil. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and give each fillet a generous coating of Dijon mustard.

Sprinkle the fish with bread crumbs. I used the kind with Italian seasonings.

That's it! Bake in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

We had this with avocado and Wonder Bread, but you could easily grill up some vegetables while the fish is cooking. 


  1. Love! I'm a big fan of quick salmon recipes. I've made one similar to this, but really appreciate your addition of the breadcrumbs! Will try that next time. :)

    1. What's your recipe? I'm thinking '2 Minute Meals' may turn into a series of posts.

  2. OooOoo! I'm going to have to try the breadcrumbs. I normally make this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/baked-salmon-ii/detail.aspx but instead of fresh ingredients I use garlic powder and dried parsley.

    1. Sometimes subbing in dried herbs is the realistic, day to day way to go.

      Thanks for stopping by again!

  3. Delish! I made this tonight as a trial run for when I make it for the boy. Soooo easy and so tasty! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. I'm so glad you liked it too! It feels so good coming home from a long day and opting for something healthy. Thanks so much for your support!