This Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon is an amazing entree that’s just as perfect for an easy weeknight dinner at home as an elegant dinner party! Minimal ingredients and maximum wow factor!
Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon
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 to this mustard maple glazed salmon 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. That’s a strong endorsement! Served with some sauteed veggies, this made for a light, heart-healthy meal.
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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.
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I found this amazing recipe on 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
- Preheat oven to 425º.
- Make the glaze by cooking maple syrup, mustard, vinegar and thyme till simmers. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
- Dry salmon with paper towels and place, skin side down, on an 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 a serving dish.