In this recipe, the tender, flaky meat of a perfectly broiled salmon comes together with a delicious maple dijon sauce. There is so much research about the amazing benefits of eating fatty fish such as salmon, and this take on a flavorful classic provides all of them!
Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which support brain health, enhance B cell activation, and antibody production. These help your body’s inflammatory response and support your immune system’s ability to fight off pathogens. I recommend wild-caught salmon because it has different properties than the farmed variety. Wild-caught salmon eat a natural, healthy diet of insects, plankton, and other fish for their entire lives. This keeps them lean and packed with antioxidants. Not only does their diet effect the quality of nutrients, but you can taste the difference too.
The tanginess of dijon mustard, and the rich sweetness of maple syrup glaze the broiled salmon for an ultimate harmony of flavors. My Maple Dijon Salmon will look beautiful, taste amazing, and provide the nutritious benefits your body deserves.
Maple Dijon Salmon
- 1 lb wild-caught salmon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Place salmon in glass baking dish. Whisk together remaining ingredients in small bowl. Pour ¾ of mixture over salmon and let marinate for at least 30 minutes. Reserve remainder of marinade.
- Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer salmon to baking sheet, skin side down. Broil for 6 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Drizzle on remaining sauce. Return to broiler for 1 minute. Remove from oven and serve.