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Baked Salmon with Maple Syrup and Mustard

This recipe for baked salmon combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the tanginess of a whole grain mustard for a lovely flavor.

Baking fish gives you a wonderfully moist and delicious texture to the finished dish.

One serving of salmon has about 200 calories. It’s very low in saturated fat and a wonderful source of protein.

Salmon is also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D. Time to add some to your diet plan with this tasty recipe.

Baked Salmon with Maple syrup.

Maple and Mustard Baked Salmon

I went shopping today and the salmon was on sale so I bought a big piece. I was planning on baking it as one piece with butter but I bought a new baking dish and it was too big!

whole piece of salmonSo I cut the salmon into  two steaks and a bit for the dogs.

fillets for us and the dogs!This is one of those dishes that takes no time at all, other than the marinating time.

You can even marinade the salmon the night before if you wish, and you’ll have a quick and easy week night meal that will please your whole family.

marinade ingredients.Making the marinade could not be easier. 

Just combine  1/3 cup of pure maple syrup and 1/3 cup of grey Poupon coarse grain mustard.

salmon in the marinadeMarinade in the fridge for about 2 hours. 

Then remove most of the marinade and cook in a 400 degree oven for about 15- 20 minutes until cooked through.

 Salmon with Maple Syrup and Mustard Marinade

The dish is just delicious.  Just the right touch of sweet and tangy and perfect for a light summer main meal.  I served it with mushroom stuffed ravioli and a small salad.

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Baked Salmon with Maple Syrup and Mustard

Baked Salmon with Maple Syrup and Mustard

This baked salmon has a slightly tangy and slightly sweet taste that is just delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 16 oz salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup grain mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground cracked black pepper


  1. Put salmon pieces in a baking dish and season them with the salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the maple syrup and grain mustard.
  3. Pour this mixture over the salmon pieces, cover with plastic wrap and let the salmon marinade in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  4. Remove the salmon pieces from the marinade and transfer on a baking pan lined with foil.
  5. Bake at preheated 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked as you like your salmon.
  6. Serve with rice or with your favorite salad.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 26g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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