You just can't go wrong with a good salmon recipe! Packed full of protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is incredibly nutritious. Salmon is also absolutely delicious and can be prepared in a variety of ways. This Maple Dijon Salmon features pan-seared salmon coated in a tangy, sweet glaze that is cooked to juicy perfection!
The preparation of this dish is a breeze. Simply season salmon with salt and pepper, pan-sear the filets to lock in the juices, then whisk together your glaze and pour it over top your salmon. Finally, finish cooking the salmon in the oven until just cooked through and enjoy! I love this salmon with a side of Maple Roasted Veggies with Walnuts (recipe coming soon!).
Making Maple Dijon Salmon
First, go ahead and prepare your glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.
Season your salmon filets with salt and cracked black pepper. If you are using skinless salmon, season both sides. If leaving the skin on, just season the flesh side.
Transfer salmon to hot skillet, flesh side down and cook for 2-3 minutes until you get a nice, golden crust on the outside. Then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until skin is crispy (if leaving skin on).
Pour glaze over top salmon filets and transfer skillet to preheated oven. Cook salmon for an additional 5 minutes in the oven until salmon is just cooked through and sauce is bubbling. Salmon will be medium-well. Add an additional minute or two in the oven if you prefer well done.
Garnish salmon with fresh rosemary sprigs if desired and serve immediately.
Maple Dijon Salmon can be stored in an air-tight container for up to three days in the fridge.
What to Serve With Maple Dijon Salmon
This salmon can be served with just about any type of vegetable you prefer. I love it with a mixture of root and green roasted veggies, such as broccoli and butternut squash or sweet potato.
This salmon is also delicious served with a side salad of leafy greens and veggies with balsamic vinaigrette.
Another option is to serve Maple Dijon Roasted Salmon over mashed sweet potatoes with a side of asparagus, broccoli or spinach.
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Maple Dijon Salmon
- 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- 1.5 lbs. Atlantic salmon filet skin-on or skinless, cut into 4 even sized pieces
- salt and cracked black pepper
Maple Dijon Glaze
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 400° F
- In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon with salt and cracked black pepper (both sides if using skinless and just flesh side if using skin-on). Transfer salmon to preheated skillet, flesh side down, and cook for 2-3 minutes until a nice golden crust has formed on the outside. Flip salmon and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Pour glaze over top of salmon and transfer skillet to the preheated oven and cook for 5 minutes, until salmon is just cooked through to medium-well and sauce is bubbly. Add an additional minute or two in the oven for well-done.
- Garnish salmon with fresh rosemary sprigs if desired and serve immediately.