By Noelle Martin, MScFN RDUpdated Sep 07, 2022
Did you know that fish and seafood are top sources of omega-3 fats? In fact, you can get all you need in two servings per week! This salmon recipe is a way to help meet that omega-3 goal. It’s also a wonderful complete protein and a source of many important vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, vitamin B12, vitamin D and more!
For babies and children, omega-3 fatty acids and iron play a large role in brain development that sets them up for the rest of their lives—yep that’s a big deal! For older children and adults, these same nutrients, as well as others found in salmon, help with many aspects of health including improved energy, reduced inflammation, optimal heart health, and stronger immune systems. And of course, protein is important for muscle and bone growth and repair as well as the creation of body hormones, enzymes, keratin and collagen.
This Maple mustard glazed salmon is not only packed with nutrition, but also quick, delicious, and melts in your mouth. Talk about a winning combination. And while the Canadian salmon is the star of the recipe, the three-ingredient glaze really completes it as it adds both flavour and tenderness. The combination of sweet maple syrup, savoury BBQ sauce, and flavourful Dijon mustard is outstanding. Add an easy side of rice and steamed broccoli and dinner is served. Find the video and full recipe.
Want more simple seafood recipes? Try these air fryer crispy fish tacos.
In this ultimate “Great Canadian” sheet pan recipe, an ultra-quick glaze of East Coast maple syrup, mustard—a classic Prairies ingredient—and a touch of smoky barbecue sauce makes the perfect lacquered finishing touch for Canadian salmon fillets. This quick-prep recipe cooks in mere minutes, whether you prepare it in the oven or try our air fryer variation.
Prep time: 3 minutes Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes Total time: 13 to 15 minutes Makes 4 servings
Ingredients 4 (150 g) skinless Canadian salmon fillets 2 tbsp (30 mL) dark maple syrup 2 tbsp (30 mL) grainy Dijon mustard 2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce Salt and pepper
Variation: Air Fryer Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon
Arrange salmon fillets in the basket of your air-fryer. Proceed with the recipe as directed, reducing cooking time to 8 to 10 minutes and skipping the broiling step.
Make seafood a part of your weekly meal plans. Find more simple and delicious seafood recipes at chooseseafood.ca.