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Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon fillets on a white serving tray

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

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 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!

This Easy Salmon Recipe is always a hit. It takes little time to prep and grill and the simple flavors complement the meaty seafood.

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon fillets on a white serving tray

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.

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon fillet on a white square plate

How to Make this Easy Salmon Recipe

Besides salt and pepper, there are only 5 ingredients in this seafood recipe. So make sure all the components are good quality.

  • Buy the best salmon you can afford. I prefer wild salmon, which can be pricey when you don’t life on the west coast. When in season, Sockeye salmon is often on sale. Check with your fish monger about what is available.
  • Make sure to use real maple syrup. A “maple” syrup with artificial flavorings will not do this maple mustard salmon justice.
  • Keep in mind how you like salmon prepared, whether medium rare to medium. Overcooking salmon will make it dry. I prefer the center to be slightly translucent. See the bottom photo.
  • The USDA recommends salmon be cooked to 145º. But most high end restaurants will recommend medium rare which is 125º or even less. Cook your salmon how you like to eat it and at the temperature with which you’re comfortable. If you’re immune suppressed, medium rare may not be for you!
  • Keep the skin on the salmon while roasting. This will help the fillet keep it’s integrity and not fall apart. 

A Healthy Seafood Recipe

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. Plus, 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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Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon with the center exposed on a white plate topped with fresh thyme

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Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon fillets on a white serving tray

Mustard Maple Salmon

A delightfully delicious, heart-healthy salmon recipe!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Seafood
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds fresh salmon, skin on


  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Make the 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 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.


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Maple Mustard Salmon

Photo circa 2013

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69 comments on “Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Your salmon looks so delicious! Looking forward to trying this recipe 🙂

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

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

  6. Liz, I printed this recipe along with your rhubarb pie (not the right season, but wanted the recipe anyway). Your recipes and photos just get better~!!!

  7. I haven’t seen this before, Liz. Perfect for my I-don’t own a grill menus.

  8. This recipe is one I will continue to make. It turned out amazing. Even my 3 kids loved it. Delicious!

  9. Such a delicious way to add healthy fats to a diet, plus this recipe is so simple!  This salmon is also wonderful over a bed of green salad.  Delicious!

  10. These are just the BEST!!! 
    My whole family loved the sweetness of maple and even the children enjoyed the mustard. 
    So easy to make and packed with flavor. 
    Thank you for a great recipe 😀 

  11. this is a recipe my entire family would like! thank you for sharing!

  12. I just loved this salmon so much! Now I want to put this maple mustard combo on all the things!

  13. What a delicious recipe! The glaze is a perfect companion for the salmon.

  14. This is absolutely delicious! My family loves salmon and that glaze makes it even that much more delicious! Thanks! 

  15. I love the maple and mustard mix on salmon. It’s got such great flavor!

  16. I am a sucker for salmon. I can eat it every day without any complaints.
    Your version here was perfection. This recipe is surely a keeper.

  17. This salmon is so flavorful and cooks up perfectly every time! Just perfect!

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