Sliced Salmon with Mustard Sauce

Mustard Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared old-fashioned whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 drops lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, chives, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until needed.

Salmon

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Two 6-ounce pieces fresh salmon, thinly sliced
  • 4 baguette slices, lightly brushed with olive oil and toasted
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 2 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions

1.  Preheat the broiler on medium until very hot. Sprinkle a baking sheet with salt and pepper and lay the salmon on it. Broil for 30 seconds, or until slightly medium-rare. With a spatula, transfer the salmon to a cold baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until cold.

2.  To serve, spread 1 tablespoon mustard sauce on each of 2 plates. Top with salmon. Garnish each plate with 2 baguette slices, a parsley sprig, a cherry tomato, and a few slices of cucumber. Serve with fresh lemon or topped with salmon caviar if desired. This can be also served hot.