Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon #RecipesfromtheHeart

My youngest sister, Maddy, whipped up a marvelous salmon recipe when we were in Iowa visiting our parents. It was my dad’s 79th birthday and one of our other sisters, Mary, had sent a huge piece of fresh salmon directly from Pike’s Market in Seattle. We were in heaven. Seasoned with salt and pepper and smeared with grainy mustard, she broiled the fish to perfection. I thought I saw a similar recipe in one of my February food magazines, but couldn’t track it down when I started hunting. Instead, I found this maple-mustard glazed salmon online and couldn’t resist. Even Mr. Loves his Tuna Casserole sang its praises…and that’s a strong endorsement. Served with some sauteed veggies, this made for a light, heart healthy meal.

When my dear foodie friend, Kim, from the wickedly funny blog, Cravings of a Lunatic, approached me about sharing a post for Recipes from the Heart, I happily agreed. To honor her mother, who passed away from heart disease in the prime of her life, she requested a heart healthy recipe. As a nurse, and wife of a guy dedicated to “fixing” hearts, it wasn’t hard to come up with a delicious, nutritious dish to share. Salmon is well known to have cardiovascular benefits…the Omega-3 fatty acids are instrumental in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. There is also evidence that  these fatty acids can slightly decrease blood pressure, lower heart rate, decrease arrhythmias, and even curb plaque build up in blood vessels. If you have any of these ailments, you will still need to continue your prescribed medications, but could possibly benefit from adding salmon or other foods with Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

I found this amazing recipe on CHOW.com

Mustard Maple Salmon
Ingredients
  • Adapted from CHOW.com
  • ⅓ cup real maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds fresh salmon, skin on
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Make glaze by cooking maple syrup, mustard, vinegar and thyme till simmers. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  3. Dry salmon with paper towels and place, skin side down, on oiled grill pan. Season with salt and pepper then brush with glaze. Cook for about 10 minutes, brush with remaining glaze and cook for another 5 minutes or till done to your liking. Transfer to serving dish.
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Today we are joining together to help raise awareness for Heart Disease. As I mentioned above, Kim, of Cravings of a Lunatic, lost her Mom to heart disease when her mother was 47, and Kim was 15. Each year on the day her Mom passed she shares stories and photos of her Mom. This year she joined forces with Jen of Juanita’s Cocina, whose life was also touched by heart disease when her Stepfather had a heart attack. Jen’s Stepfather is alive and well more than a decade later, and for that, Jen is thankful every day. The ladies got in touch with other bloggers to ask them to share their own stories about how heart disease has touched their lives. So today we share stories and recipes from our hearts to yours, in memory and honour of Momzie, Kim’s Mom. We hope you will share your stories with us today as well. Be sure to check out the wonderful recipes listed below:

wonderful heart healthy recipes:

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Comments

  1. :) We both had salmon on our minds for this event. :) I love that your glaze has mustard… what a fantastic flavor to pair with the salmon. Give your hubby a big hug… It’s cool that he’s such a big part of fixing the hearts of those that need help.

  2. Oh salmon has been on my mind for quite a while. It is my favorite fish to eat.

  3. Wow Liz! That salmon looks spectacular.

  4. What a perfect post Liz, February was heart and stroke month in Toronto and my friend and I canvassed for donations. We love salmon and try to have it a couple of times a month; it’s great that this recipe isn’t packed with sugar, as so many are. I will try your marinade for our next salmon dinner for sure.

  5. I haven’t had salmon in so long and I have no idea why! It is a shame really…this looks so good Liz!

  6. We LOVE salmon and I’ll be making it with this glaze for sure. Looks wonderful!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and a beautiful recipe with us today! Salmon is my favorite fish…so I can’t wait to serve this up in my home!

  8. The salmon looks DIVINE!

  9. Thanks so for sharing with us today Liz. I am so thrilled to have you as a friend. You are amazing.

    I didn’t want to take away from my mom’s memorial but after a gab with my doc I need to make some changes to my own diet. My bp is high, and although the meds help it’s not enough. So I’ll be riding the WW train this week and back on the workout train as well. My goal is to one day be a skinny chick who can bake as well. I miss running so maybe it’s high time I got this done. I may hit you up with questions about diet on occasion. So don’t be shocked when you visit and all of a sudden there’s more salads and lean protein amongst the treats. Ah, being a grown up sucks. But it’s about time, lol.

    Again thank you for joining us. Today is usually me hiding out by myself being miserable so this has helped so much to keep me focused on the positive this year. I am thankful to have such sweet friends. xx

  10. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am transported back to Seattle and Pike Place market thinking about this – one of my favorite places to visit. And yes, the salmon from there is out of this world!

  11. The salmon looks divine, ma favorite way of preparing but with different flavors here. Got to try it. And will have to serve it to my dad who will have bypass surgery this spring.

  12. Salmon is my favourite fish to cook and eat. I have beautiful wild salmon filets in my freezer and I know just what I’m going to do with them this week. Thanks for sharing, Liz. This is such a good cause – I’ve already visited a lot of the other participants and have loved everything I’ve seen. The part I really appreciate is everyone sharing their stories of how heart disease has affected their lives. High cholesterol plagues my family so I need to be really careful about what I eat (although even with this knowledge, I still eat like a pig!). A nice light healthy meal like this is just what my body needs.

  13. This really is a great recipe, Liz. I have the misfortune of being allergic to seafood so I’ve had to find other sources of healthy foods and, of course, there are plenty. But I’ve always wished I could eat it. Thanks for sharing today and for your sweet comment on my story. Hugs.

  14. Beautiful presentation, the maple-mustard glaze sounds delicious!

  15. Maple glazed salmon is one of my favorite ways to prepare it (just made a version last week :) Haven’t tried mustard-maple though, sounds yummy! I’ve been having the best time hunting through everyone’s recipes today, they are sound so good

  16. Wow, I’ve never tried anything sweet with salamon. I will have to give it a go. Hope things are going well for you Liz!

  17. Well, if it’s good enough for Mr. Loves his Tuna Casserole, it’s good enough for me. Who *also* loves her tuna casserole! Maple and mustard are such a great combination, too. What a great dish, Liz!

    And I can imagine that you guys were in heaven w/fresh salmon from Pike’s. How’d she swing that one? Very cool!

  18. I think I’ve heard of that fish market in Seattle. I think they did some sort of a motivational DVD about going to work with a great attitude. Your salmon with that glaze looks very inviting. It must have wonderful flavours and yes, a cardio-thoracic surgeon would definitely approve xx

  19. This recipe looks yummy. I have some salmon in the freezer–hubby caught it in Alaska last fall. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  20. I love salmon any way it’s prepared so long as its not smothered in cream. This sounds wonderful. I will be sure to try it.

    I had no idea you were a nurse.

  21. This is such a beautiful dish from the heart, and for the heart. I love salmon and usually broil with a homemade honey mustard sauce on top. I gotta try this maple mustard next time. :) How lucky you’ve got this beautiful salmon from Pike’s Market in Seattle!!! That’s awesome…and definitely delicious.

  22. We love eating salmon at home and this recipe seems nice and easy to cook.

  23. Salmon is so good for a heart healthy diet, great recipe Liz!

  24. Love this! The blend of flavors is truly amazing. I can’t wait to try this myself with a side of roasted asparagus – YUM!

  25. As good as that looks I think my favorite form of salmon will always be raw. Mmm… Sashimi…

  26. That baked salmon looks really good ! The glaze itself sounds yum :D

  27. Liz, your post is insightful and delicious at the same time – what a wonderfully tasty looking salmon – now there is one thing that can really be hard to find around here and that is fresh, wonderful, healthy salmon. I would really love to have a taste of your dinner right now – I really do enjoy salmon, especially when it is topped with a scrumptious glaze.

  28. What a delicious-looking dish! It’s such a pleasure to see sunny, bright colours and to learn I’m not the only one who likes to bake strong-smelling fish. The sweet mustard glaze sounds very well chosen for salmon too.

  29. I love salmon. The maple syrup-vinegar-mustard combination is perfect. I like how the sear marks highlighted the photos – beautiful shot, Liz!

  30. Your salmon looks perfect and I do adore a salmon with its skin…love the splash of cider vinegar =)

  31. This is a favorite way to prepare salmon. I love the bite of mustard with the sweetness of maple syrup. It’s the perfect balance.

  32. Delicious salmon photos!

  33. What a beautiful dish and what a great cause! We were recently touched here too by a heart illness but luckily all is well! Kim is a genius and what great food posts!

  34. What a great event to honor Kim’s mom and spread awareness. We love salmon both for its taste and health benefits. Your looks spectacular Liz!

  35. Realmente exquisito me encanta adoro el salmón tiene un aspecto perfecto y delicioso,abrazos y abrazos

  36. Love, love, love your salmon recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  37. What a great recipe! Salmon is such a favorite of mine, and I really dig this maple syrup and mustard glaze. This must taste amazing. And so nice of you to help out Kim too; and really remind all of us about the importance of having a healthy heart. Thank you.

  38. That looks yummy! I love salmon and I am stealing your recipe.

  39. Was it Atlantic Salmon or wild? I’ve always wanted to try wild but heard it was super fishy– maybe this would cut the fishiness.

  40. Goodness, that sounds amazing! Two good sister cooks in the family! What a sweet thing to do for your friend.

  41. Liz, you’ve just given me a boost for dinner inspiration here. Been in bed with flu for over a week and really needing something healthy and nutritious – this looks so tasty! Great cause. As a Scot we love Salmon but never tried it with maple before. Super idea!

  42. That’s a beautiful piece of fish Liz!
    So sorry for Kim’s loss, terrific event to honor her mom’s memory and to raise awareness.
    It’s wonderful that Alpha Phi supports women’s cardiac care too.
    LL

  43. I try to prepare salmon at least several times a month for its health benefits. Your salmon looks wonderful.

  44. I love, love salmon and only wish my hubby did. I’ve got a filet in the freezer and will be trying this. Thanks!

  45. Oh wow!!!
    I love Salmon and I can’t imagine how good it would be with the addition of maple syrup!! YUM
    What a heart healthy delicious dish :)

  46. Thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family. It is never to early to think about being good to your little ticker. Your salmon dish is just beautiful and the colors are so lovely. A nice change from my usual steamed Cantonese fish. Take Care, BAM

  47. What a lovely tribute. I’ll be sure to check out her blog and see how she honored her mother.
    Your salmon looks terrific!

  48. Lizzy, love the crust! At one time, I was crazy about salmon and would buy a whole frozen salmon. Just couldn’t get enough of it until one day, I decided that I had enough! Just looking at your fabulous salmon, I guess I’m going to buy some soon!

  49. Salmon is such a splendid fish. I usually eat mine raw – sashimi or sushi style. But, your baked salmon looks and sounds sooo good. Love the accent of mustard and maple/savory and sweet! Perfection! As usual =)

  50. I’m loving how many of the recipes in this link up are for salmon since I adore it and am constantly on the lookout for new recipes.

  51. What a lovely post and beautiful presentation! I can’t wait to make this salmon – I’ve made a maple-soy glaze before, but this one with the added grainy mustard sounds terrific. Thank you for sharing!

  52. Hi Lizzy,

    Hope all is great with you. I think you know that I am not a big fan of desserts but I sure love to see your great moments in coming up with amazing sweet treats. I am in love with this salmon recipe, actually more for my other half. I am trilled to see the pairing with the veges but I think I have say no to maple syrup, that being an issue for his diabetic. Will try out but with another spicy ingredients.

  53. Your salmon looks so delicious! Looking forward to trying this recipe :)

  54. this salmon looks absolutely delicious! I want to grab a fork and start eating!

  55. Thank you for sharing these beautiful stories and having a fantastic recipe to celebrate cardiac care. This was such an inspiring post, thank you!

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