Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon – An easy dinner made in less than 15 minutes! Fresh salmon fillets are brushed with a sweet & tangy maple-dijon glaze then baked until buttery & flakey! Perfect for those busy weeknights!

A close up photo of maple mustard glazed salmon sitting on a dark baking pan next to fresh lemon slices

Salmon is always my go-to protein for a quick and easy dinner. It’s full of nutrients, has great natural flavor and cooks in minutes! This maple mustard glazed salmon is one of our favorite ways to prepare it! Fresh salmon fillets are brushed with a sweet and tangy glaze then simply seasoned and baked to perfection! You’re going to love this combination of flavors!

I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a few basic recipes in their arsenal – and this glazed salmon is one of them! It’s super simple, has a 3 ingredient glaze and takes less than 15 minutes to bake!

Ingredients used to make maple mustard glazed salmon

Ingredients For Maple Mustard Salmon

Salmon fillets: Look for fillets similar in size so they finish cooking at the same time. (You can use fillets with or without the skin for this recipe.)

Maple syrup: Always use real maple syrup!

Dijon mustard: We use smooth dijon mustard for ours but grainy mustard can be used instead. (Grainy mustard will add texture and give your salmon a more mustard-forward flavor.)

Garlic: You’ll need 2 garlic cloves for this recipe!

Spices: Salt, black pepper, paprika and dried dill are needed to spice up your salmon!

A small white bowl filled with maple mustard glaze for salmon
Maple mustard glazed salmon fillets sitting in a clear baking pan ready to go into the oven

How To Make Maple Mustard Salmon In The Oven

1. Preheat your oven. Turn your oven on to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Make the glaze. Whisk your maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic together in a small bowl then set it aside. (I’d suggest reserving some of your glaze or making an extra batch of glaze to serve with the salmon later.)

3. Prepare the salmon. Then place the salmon fillets in your prepared dish and brush them with your glaze. (If using fillets with the skin on, place your salmon skin side down in the dish.) Then sprinkle each fillet with salt, pepper, paprika and dried dill (if using).

4. Bake! Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

5. Serve. Serve immediately with your reserved glaze and enjoy!

3 maple mustard glazed salmon fillets sitting on a dark baking pan drizzled with extra glaze

Serving Suggestions

This glazed salmon has sweet and savory notes that pair perfectly with almost any side dish! Think simple roasted veggies like broccoli, asparagus and carrots. Or any type of roasted potatoes (regular, baby or sweet potatoes) would be amazing too! We usually serve ours with my citrus and pomegranate kale salad during the fall and winter months or my peach and blueberry kale salad during spring and summer. It’s so good!

FAQ’s

  • Can I use grainy dijon mustard instead of smooth dijon? Yes! Grainy mustard will add texture and give your salmon a more “mustard-forward” flavor.
  • How do I know when my salmon is done baking? Your salmon should flake easily with a fork and be a pink-orangish color throughout.
  • Can I save my leftover salmon? Absolutely! Place your leftover fillets in an air tight container and keep them stored in the refrigerator. They should stay good for up to 3-4 days if stored properly.
A metal fork cutting into a perfectly baked maple mustard salmon fillet

Why you’ll love this glazed salmon recipe!

  • Simple ingredients! Only 8 ingredients are needed for this baked salmon recipe – most of which of pantry staples!
  • An easy weeknight dinner! From start to finish, this dish is ready in 15 minutes!
  • Perfectly cooked salmon! Baking the salmon yields incredibly flakey and buttery salmon every time!

Need it gluten free? Great news, it already is!

Need it dairy free? Great news, it already is!

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Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon – An easy dinner made in less than 15 minutes! Fresh salmon fillets are brushed with a sweet & tangy maple-dijon glaze then baked until buttery & flakey! Perfect for those busy weeknights!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: baked salmon, dijon mustard, dinner recipes, maple dijon glaze, maple mustard glazed salmon, salmon recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (with or without skin)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp smooth dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Dried dill, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Make the glaze. Mix the maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic together then set it aside. (Reserve some of the glaze in a separate bowl or make another batch of glaze to serve with the salmon later.)
  • Prepare the salmon. Place the salmon fillets in your prepared dish (skin side down if using salmon with skin) and brush your glaze over the top. Season each fillet with salt, pepper, paprika and dried dill (if using).
  • Bake. Place your dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve. Serve immediately with your reserved glaze drizzled over the top.

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