Glazed Maple Mustard Baked Salmon

 

This holiday season, quick and easy meals that are flavorful are what we need. Since we are cooking up feasts almost every other weekend during these two months, no one wants to slave over a hot stove to put a meal on the table, much less make way too many dishes. This recipe for a Glazed Maple Mustard Baked Salmon is just what you need - prepared, cooked and served on the same baking tray, cleanup is a breeze with this entree.

 

 

Only five ingredients are needed to create this glazed salmon and when paired with a big salad of mixed greens, it’s a complete meal for family dinners when you need to get something quick on the table. When using a small amount of ingredients, my main focus is to make sure each and every ingredient is the best possible - pure maple syrup gives it a sweet hint; Hickory Farms Simply Sweet & Spicy Whole Seed Mustard adds a hint of acid and savoriness; and the fresh herbs brighten up the entire dish. Plus, the mustard is made with a hint of crushed red pepper, adding that lovely subtle spiciness as well, but not too much to even be called spicy! This whole grain mustard is a must have in your pantry and refrigerator because it can elevate a meal with just a slathering - whether you add a dollop to your lunch sandwich, whip up a salad dressing with it, or marinate meats or chicken with it, it’s the ultimate condiment.

 

 

Salmon is one of my favorite fish to cook, since it’s easily accessible in all grocery stores and fish markets, plus it’s packed with healthy benefits like Omega 3. It also cooks fast enough that I only have to set the table and make a salad and by the time I’m done, the salmon will already have cooked in the oven. To serve, just use two forks to flake off the meat and place over salad. This salmon is cooked with the skin on, because it keeps the great flavors and moisture of the fish, but the skin will not crisp up since it’s on the bottom - if you’d like crispy skin, you need to cook it skin side up a higher oven temperature and serve the mustard butter on the side. Either way, it’s a delicious recipe that will surely impress friends and family.

 

 

Glazed Maple Mustard Baked Salmon

Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

 

2.5 pounds Salmon Filet

1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup Hickory Farms Simply Sweet & Spicy Whole Seed Mustard

3 tablespoons Maple Syrup

2 tablespoons fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, and parsley)

salt and pepper, to taste

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and place parchment on a baking tray.
  2. Place salmon filet, skin side down, on parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl using a fork, mix together the softened butter, mustard, and maple syrup.
  4. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Slather with mustard butter mixture.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked all the way through (depends on how thick your fish is).
  6. Sprinkle extra fresh herbs on top and serve immediately.

 

Marnely Murray is an established chef with an extensive culinary background, as well as a friend of Hickory Farms. Marnely brings masterfully created recipes using her favorite Hickory Farms products. Marnely has a special knack for turning every dish into a masterpiece.