Rating: 4.94 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary test

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 (6)

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
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2021
Made it tonight, two portions, as per the recipe. So simple to make, and delicious with a great presentation! Will definitely make this again. Better than 'another recipe' that I tried recently. The sear and bake technique is a winner, the glaze it made was attractive, and very flavorful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2021
excellent recipe, no changes needed, I might grill it next time Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2022
Delicious recipe. Made it but did not bake, I cooked it in an electric frying pan on 350 for 4 minutes, then added all the sauce , thickened it , and used the remaining sauce as a tasty covering for rice. Served with steamed vegies ... absolutely divine Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2022
This was excellent...followed the recipe as written. Next time I'll use a tad less maple syrup as it was a touch sweet for our tastes. And thx to whoever recommended transferring the salmon from the cast iron skillet to aluminum foil before putting it into the oven...saved a lot of hassle cleaning the skillet. Read More
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: 5 stars
03/21/2021
Fast and tasty. I inverted the amount of Maple ad Dijon since we love mustard. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2021
Fantastic and so easy to make. I did not have all the ingredients so had to substitute in sweet mustard and parsley. Will be making again and have shared this recipe with others. Want to try it with chicken next time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2021
This was awesome and so easy! Very tasty with maple syrup from our own farm! Love the flavor, which complimented the wild caught salmon very well. I plan to make this over and over! 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