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
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.
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 of good quality.
- Buy the best salmon you can afford. I prefer wild salmon, which can be pricey when you don’t live on the west coast. When in season, Sockeye salmon is often on sale. Check with your fishmonger 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 its 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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I found this amazing recipe on CHOW.com
- 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
- 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.
Adapted from CHOW.com.
Serving Size:1 fillet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 143mg Sodium: 342mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 51g