Smoky Mustard-Maple Salmon for Two

Smoky Mustard-Maple Salmon for Two

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011

It doesn't get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon for two topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. Serve with roasted green beans and whole-wheat couscous tossed with pecans and chives.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1½ tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika or ground chipotle pepper (see Notes)
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 4-ounce skinless center-cut wild-caught salmon fillets (see Notes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a small baking sheet or baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine mustard, maple syrup, paprika (or chipotle), pepper and salt in a small bowl. Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the mustard mixture evenly on the salmon. Roast until just cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Notes: Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried red peppers and adds earthy, smoky flavor. Look for different types of paprika at some large supermarkets or at or
  • Chipotle peppers are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers. Ground chipotle chile pepper can be found in the spice section of most supermarkets or online at
  • Wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (preferably Alaskan) is considered the best choice for the environment because it is more sustainably fished and has a larger, more stable population. Farmed salmon, including Atlantic, should be avoided, as it endangers the wild salmon population. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 148 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 53 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 234 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 49 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 276 mg sodium; 434 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3 lean meat

Reviews 3

September 20, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
One of our go-tos I love this recipe to bits. It's about as fast and easy as cooking gets, and the maple mustard sauce is delicious. That being said, except for the first time I made this I've never cooked the salmon as directed. Instead, I put a pan half full of water in the oven with the salmon and bake it for 25-30 minutes at 250 degrees. It makes all the difference to the texture. Pros: Fast, easy, healthy, tasty Cons: Cooking directions for salmon
April 10, 2014
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By: bethanycoates
So easy! This salmon is so good and so easy! My husband and I are always looking for fast meals. This is perfect! Pros: Easy, Fast, Great flavor
January 17, 2012
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By: Cookhealthy
easy, delicious, healthy This was so easy to make. My hubby who doesn't really love salmon loved this. I will definitely make it again! Pros: Easy, delicious, healthy
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