This is a quick and easy salmon dish that my entire family loves. Leftovers can be made into an interesting salmon salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, thyme, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  • Season salmon with salt and pepper. Heat canola oil in a large oven-proof saute pan over medium heat. Cook salmon until browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and brush surface generously with maple syrup mixture. Cook until bottom is browned, about 3 minutes more.

  • Transfer to the preheated oven and bake until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

If preferred, salmon can be cooked in the remaining sauce after brushing. This will provide a very thick, glaze-like sauce, which will likely brown in some areas on the pan.

Other herbs (parsley, rosemary, etc.) can be substituted for thyme if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 39.2g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 111.7mg; sodium 525.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2020
This was great, and SO fast and easy. I’ve made it twice, and my husband loved it. I shared it with a friend, and she loved it too! We both made the recipe exactly as directed. Why fool with these recipes before you even try them? That doesn’t seem like an honest review for the first attempt. I also appreciate suggestions for changes, but only after the reviewer tried the original as it was written. We thought this was a keeper! This one is a winner just as written, and will be my go-to salmon recipe on busy nights, or for friends whom you know like salmon. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
This recipe was delicious even with no changes at all! I've used this also for chicken. Delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2019
This turned out pretty good. As mentioned by the recipe submitter I substituted parsley for thyme. Not that it needed it but I added toasted sesame seeds to the sauce because I was going for a more Asian flavor to pair with my sides. The one thing I did not like was the cinnamon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2019
My family loved this recipe it is similar to one that is on food network which uses cumin instead of cinnamon. I cooked a 1 pound piece of salmon skin side down for 7 minutes in a cast iron skillet then moved it to the oven for 10 minutes then I covered the salmon (still in the cast iron skillet) with foil for 10 minutes. Perfect! I will definitely make this again. The sauce on the salmon paired nicely with a rice pilaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2020
This was great, and SO fast and easy. I’ve made it twice, and my husband loved it. I shared it with a friend, and she loved it too! We both made the recipe exactly as directed. Why fool with these recipes before you even try them? That doesn’t seem like an honest review for the first attempt. I also appreciate suggestions for changes, but only after the reviewer tried the original as it was written. We thought this was a keeper! This one is a winner just as written, and will be my go-to salmon recipe on busy nights, or for friends whom you know like salmon. Read More
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