Maple Dijon Baked Salmon

I'm from a desert, which means I did not grow up eating much seafood (land locked state, things from the ocean are not really New Mexico's specialty). So I don't think I tried salmon until well into my 20's, and it was kinda not by choice at first... 

You see, girls in New York City love sushi. Like, LOVE sushi. So naturally when getting together with a bunch of girlfriends, raw fish was often the cuisine of choice (much to my dismay). So California rolls and edamame became my best friend (at least the crab was cooked, and the avocado kinda over-powered the fishy taste). 

But one time, the restaurant I was at was OUT OF CRAB... which meant no California roll for me. After contemplating just going hungry that night, I decided to give the spicy salmon roll a try, and much to my surprise, I liked it! 

From there I graduated to other types of rolls and choosing the fish entree at weddings (big step for me). 

At home my favorite fish to cook is salmon. It's super easy, tastes great, and adds a nice variety to my usual meal prep. Also, the Omega-3's are super great for you. This recipe is simple and requires minimal effort to pull off. Enjoy! 

Time Allotment: 

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5 minute prep | 15 minute cook time

Ingredients: 

  • 2-4 wild salmon steaks
  • 1-2 tbsp dijon mustard 
  • 1-2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Lemon for garnish 

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Line baking sheet with tin foil. 

  3. Mix mustard and syrup, and brush onto salmon steaks (use 1 tbsp for 2 steaks, and 2 tbsp for 4). 

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

  5. Bake for 15 minutes. 

  6. Remove salmon steaks and enjoy! If you enjoy your fish a little more well done, add an additional 2-3 minutes of bake time. 

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