My family can’t get enough of salmon. We are lucky to be living in the Vancouver area which is a place where salmon is abundant. For this reason, we are fortunate enough to eat salmon once a week. The challenge for me is coming up with new and delicious ways to cook this healthy and versatile fish. In the past, I have tried pan frying, baking and even putting it in soups and chowders. No matter how I cook salmon, it is always a hit with my family. This maple sesame baked salmon is no different!
This salmon recipe is simple and so easy to make. It contains few ingredients, two of which are maple syrup and Dijon mustard. I have used these two ingredients in salmon dishes many times in the past. Some of our favorites are maple mustard baked salmon and maple miso Dijon salmon.
In this recipe, the salmon fillets were simply topped with a mixture of Dijon mustard, maple syrup, sesame oil and soy sauce and then baked until perfectly cooked. The salmon came out tender, moist and delicious. Serve it with a side of salad or steamed vegetable and you have a healthy and balanced meal. Enjoy!
- 4 skinless salmon fillets
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp less salt soy sauce
- Roasted black sesame seeds, optional
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the salmon on the prepared sheet. In a bowl, whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, sesame oil and soy sauce. Pour over the salmon fillets. Bake until the salmon is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Serve with salad or steamed vegetables. Sprinkle with roasted black sesame seeds, if using.