Elevate your easy dinner game with this mouthwatering Maple Mustard Salmon!
This Maple Mustard Salmon recipe is a quick and easy way to turn a simple salmon fillet into a gourmet meal.
Why You'll Love Maple Mustard Salmon:
- Effortless: This dish looks and tastes gourmet but is incredibly simple to prepare.
- Balanced Flavors: The sweet and savory glaze, with a touch of heat from the spicy brown mustard, perfectly complements the tender salmon.
- Crunchy Texture: The crushed French fried onions add a delightful crunch that takes this dish to the next level!
salmon fillet, mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, maple syrup, French fried onions, salt, black pepper, dried dill, garlic powder
- Choose a fresh salmon fillet, skin-on or skinless, based on your preference.
- Spicy brown mustard adds a light kick, but you can adjust the quantity, or choose a different mustard to suit your heat tolerance.
- The maple syrup provides a delightful hint of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the mustard.
How to Make Maple Mustard Salmon:
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, and maple syrup until well combined.
Place the salmon fillet on a prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle the salmon fillet with salt, black pepper, dried dill, and garlic powder evenly, covering the entire surface.
Spread the maple mustard mixture evenly over the top of the salmon fillet.
Sprinkle the crushed French fried onions over the glazed salmon, pressing them gently to adhere.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and the onions are golden brown and crispy.
Remove from the oven, let it rest for a minute, and serve.
Maple Mustard Salmon Tips and Tricks:
- For extra-crispy onions, you can briefly broil the salmon for the last minute or two of baking.
- Adjust the maple syrup and spicy brown mustard quantities to suit your taste for sweetness and spiciness.
- Serve this Maple Mustard Salmon with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes, this glaze works well with other fish varieties like tilapia.
A: You can use Dijon mustard or whole-grain mustard as alternatives for a slightly different flavor profile.
A: You'll know the salmon is cooked when it flakes easily with a fork, and the internal temperature reaches 145°F . The onions on top should be golden and crispy.
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Maple Mustard Salmon
- 1 lb salmon fillet
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- ⅓ cup crushed French fried onions
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the salmon fillet on the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the salmon fillet with salt, black pepper, dried dill, and garlic powder evenly, covering the entire surface.
- In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, maple syrup, until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Spread the spiced maple mustard mixture evenly over the top of the seasoned salmon fillet.
- Sprinkle the crushed French fried onions over the glazed salmon, pressing them gently to adhere. The onions will provide a delightful crunch.
- Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a fork into the salmon; it should flake easily. The onions on top should be golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the salmon from the oven, let it rest for a minute to allow the flavors to meld, and then slice it.