The easiest roasted salmon recipe for busy weeknights.
- 1.5 lb. salmon fillet (I used Wild Alaskan Sockeye)
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together dijon mustard, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper if it’s needed (but I rarely feel like it needs the extra seasoning).
- Lightly oil a sheet pan (or cover it in a piece of parchment paper or nonstick baking mat) and place salmon fillet on the pan.
- Pour mustard mixture over salmon and use a spoon or a spatula to smooth it out so the mustard covers the entire fillet.
- Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until it’s reached your desired level of doneness.
- Serve immediately.
We love pairing this salmon with rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables.
If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use a pinch or two of brown sugar instead. The mixture will be a little bit thicker, but you can always whisk in a splash of olive oil or a bit more lemon juice to thin it out if need be.
Leftover salmon is great on top of a simple salad!
- Calories: 389