This has quickly become my family’s favourite way to eat salmon. We all love the sweet and tangy and slightly sticky glaze the maple syrup and mustard give the fish when baked. I particularly like the seeded mustard as I found that it adds a little bit of texture to the dish. I also often use the same glaze to stir fry veggies to go along with the salmon… snow peas are my favourite for this.
I am linking this recipe to the Cook Around the Globe monthly event hosted by German Mama of From Arepas to Zwetschgen. After making Mojitos, Chicken Shawarma and Blini for the Caribbean, the Arabian Peninsula and Eastern Europe, this month’s region is Canada and Alaska. Have fun!
Recipe adapeted from Canadian Living
Ingredients (for 4 to 6 persons):
1/4 cup (50 ml) maple syrup
4 tsp (18 ml) grainy mustard
4 tsp (18 ml) soy sauce
2 lb (900 gms) salmon fillet, skinned
Combine maple syrup, mustard and soy sauce in small bowl.
Cut the salmon in serving portions and put it in a baking dish lined wth baking paper. Spoon the glaze over the fish.
Bake in a pre-heated over at 200°C (400°F) fan forced for 5 minutes, then switch on the grill and increase the temperature to 230°C (450°F). Grill for 5 minutes so that the glaze caramelises.
Serve warm with a simple corn and tomato salad with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or with some stir fried snow peas.
Parsley Sage says
Mustard + Maple Syrup = AMAZING! That is an incredible combo. I cannot wait to try this 🙂 Yum to the 10th power. Great pictures too
Eva Kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com says
That’s the maple syrup we buy too, it’s great value and great quality. My sister-in-law gave us about a litre of home made maple syrup this past fall, so I’m looking for ways to use it and this looks like a great recipe. Paired with Kristy and Mikes Maple bacon biscuits http://ourfamilyfoodadventures.com/2011/12/20/cel-e-brate-good-times/ this would be one maple-licious feast!
Yum! We’re trying to do 7 fishes, but it’s hard with very young children who are also picky eaters….boo!!! I think they will love this, though! Are you doing 7 fishes this Christmas Eve, Manu? We’re doing “a few” fishes: oysters, your cod with polenta, this…what else can we make? Hmmmm…Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and delicious recipes with us! I will never forget the first recipe of yours I made, the chicken shawarma….omg…I’ve been hooked ever since!!! 🙂
We have the same problem… the girls don’t eat much fish… especially the little one. So we had to limit our “fish intake” this year! 😉
Ooohhh you’ll have to let me know how the cod comes out! And I am so glad you liked the shawarma! I made it yesterday for my parents… they loved it too! 🙂
Merry Christmas to you and your family Cristina!! <3
I didn’t realize that the Italian tradition was to eat fish on 12/24! In New Mexico’s it’s tamales, posole, green chile stew, or pretty much anything New Mexican. 🙂 I love Maple Glazed salmon! It’s the best way to eat salmon in my mind and Bobby does such a great job grilling it! Unfortunately, we can’t get wild salmon this time of year, so we’ll have to wait. Lovely dish and photos! Happy Holidays!
Food Jaunts says
Maple syrup and salmon are a match made in heaven. I love them together, and your photos are gorgeous
Beautiful pictures! Maple syrup & salmon…can’t get much more Canadian than that, eh??? 🙂 Look forward to trying this!
Giulietta | Alterkitchen says
Maybe I’m a “strange” Italian.. on Christmas Eve we eat pizze fritte (and a lot of other things).
Dear Manu, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Buon Natale, di cuore, a te e alla tua bella famiglia!
Grazie Giulia! Auguroni anche a te e alla tua famiglia!!! <3
Kiri W. says
Wow, sounds lovely! I never used much maple in anything, because we don’t have the syrup very often in Germany, but since coming tot he U.S. and visiting Canada, I’ve been very much appreciating the subtle flavor 🙂
The mustard-maple combo sounds (and looks!) AH-MAZE-ING!
German Mama says
Mmmmh, this looks great. The glaze sounds very tasty. Great choice! Thanks for participating in Cook Around the Globe.
Conor Bofin says
We eat salmon once a week. This looks like a very nice way to try it.
I don’t have Grainy mustard. Can I use regular yellow mustard or not? It looks delicious!!!!
Hi Nathan! I haven’t tried it, but I think you can. Maybe put a little less of it as it is a bit more spicy than grainy mustard. Enjoy and let me know!