Maple Mustard Salmon
Maple mustard glazed salmon is delicious, sweet, and tangy. It’s coated in a 3-ingredient sauce and baked until tender. It’s seriously the easiest salmon recipe to make!
If you’re looking for a new way to serve salmon this maple mustard salmon is an easy recipe that requires only 4-ingredients. It’s perfect for quick weeknight meals paired with cauliflower mash and roasted asparagus.
The combination of flavors is absolutely delicious. The tangy-sweet maple mustard sauce combined with meaty salmon is a meal that even your pickiest eaters will love!
Few Notes About Salmon
The secret to delicious salmon is not to overcook it. Even thick fillets of salmon will cook very quickly so it’s a good idea to always keep an eye on it and start checking for doneness early on.
I used wild-salmon for this recipe which is much leaner than farmed salmon. It took about 8 minutes for the wild-salmon to be done. Farmed salmon is fattier and thicker so it will require more time to bake.
When the salmon starts to flake easily with a fork and the flesh looks opaque, it’s done!
- Salmon: One large fillet or 4 individual fillets, preferably, fresh, wild-caught salmon.
- Maple syrup: It’s going to add sweetness to the salmon. Honey can be used instead.
- Mustard: You’ll need dijon mustard. It’ll add tang and balance out the sweetness.
- Garlic: Fresh garlic is the best. I stay away from jarred garlic as it’s not always the freshest.
How to Make Maple Mustard Salmon
- Make the sauce: In a bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, mustard, and garlic.
- Prep the salmon: Place the salmon fillet into a baking dish and pour the sauce over the salmon, covering the top and all sides. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Bake: Bake the salmon for 8-14 minutes in a preheated 425F oven. Bake time will depend on the thickness of the salmon. Start checking for doneness around 8 minutes. The salmon should flake easily with a fork and look opaque.
This maple mustard glazed salmon pairs well with so many different sides. Here are some of our favorites:
Got Leftover Salmon?
Leftover baked salmon will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can enjoy it cold over a green salad or turn your leftovers into a next-day meal with these easy recipes:
Maple Mustard Salmon
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 14 min
- Total Time: 19 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Maple mustard glazed salmon is delicious, sweet, and tangy. It’s coated in a 3-ingredient sauce and baked until tender.
- 20 oz. fresh, wild-caught, salmon fillet or 4 (5 oz.) individual fillets
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. fresh minced garlic, about 2 cloves
- Fresh minced parsley, for garnish, optional
- Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the salmon in a 9X13 baking dish.
- Whisk together the maple syrup, mustard, and garlic. Pour over salmon, covering the top and sides.
- Bake for 8-14 minutes or until salmon flakes with a fork. Start checking for doneness around 8 minutes. If desired, garnish with parsley before serving.
- Leftovers: See post for ideas on how to turn leftover salmon into a next-day meal. Leftover salmon will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container.
- Serving Size: 5 ounces
- Calories: 245
- Sugar: 11.9 g
- Sodium: 211.5 mg
- Fat: 6.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.1 g
- Protein: 31.8 g
- Cholesterol: 72.4 mg
Keywords: easy seafood, baked, weeknight