Need a quick and tasty recipe for Weekday Supper? Try this delicious Mustard Maple Glazed Salmon from Liz Berg at That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
When I got married about a zillion years ago, my hubby would only eat fish out of a can. Tuna casserole and salmon loaf were the two seafood entrees I could make for dinner. Nice, eh? Well, thankfully, over the past few decades, I’ve convinced him that seafood that’s cooked and seasoned well can be delicious!
This salmon is one of his favorites. Mine, too. It’s so easy. The glaze is well balanced with real maple syrup, a bit of cider vinegar to offset the sweetness, and a grainy mustard to add some complexity to the mix. It’s simmered just a few minutes before brushing over the salmon fillets. About 15 minutes in a hot oven and dinner is ready. I stop and reglaze the salmon after about 10 minutes just to make sure every surface is bathed in this fabulous elixir.
I like cooking my salmon to a medium to medium rare, so it’s just a bit translucent in the middle. But I love sushi and seafood tartare, so underdone doesn’t phase me at all. You can definitely cook it until it’s opaque all the way through, but be mindful not to overcook or your fish could be dry. Use a fork to break open the flesh and peek inside if you’d like. There’s also a general rule of thumb when cooking fish: 10 minutes per inch. But that’s only a guideline as oven temperatures vary as well as density of your selection.
So if you have a carnivore that you’re trying to get on the seafood bandwagon, give this recipe a try. It’s simple and healthy and ready in less than 30 minutes. Delicious, too.
- 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, cut into 4 pieces
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- 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 or any oven safe pan.
- Season with salt and pepper then brush with glaze.
- Roast 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.
Weekday Supper recipes are great for when life gets busy! It’s easy to find them. Search the #WeekdaySupper hashtag across social media or click here for more on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Weekday Supper Pinterest board for plenty more ideas and inspiration.