One pan meals are the best during this busy time of the year. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have maple mustard salmon- tender, flaky salmon and crispy shaved brussels sprouts. See, quick meals for yourself don’t have to be sad.
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How this maple mustard salmon fits into my lifestyle
I like eating fish, particularly salmon, but it’s just not in my regular rotation of dinners, so I rarely make it. But, like I said, I like eating it, I would love to enjoy the health benefits of eating it more frequently, and know that it’s a quick and delicious protein to cook.
I decided to buy a bag of frozen salmon to keep in my freezer. The good thing is that salmon is often frozen right away, so buying already & currently frozen salmon is probably fresher than many you’d find at the fish counter. Plus, it’s usually less expensive.
A couple weeks ago, I found myself, at 9pm searching my kitchen for something for dinner. I wasn’t in the mood for cereal, and get overwhelmed by the thought of grabbing takeout-so many options! Luckily, I found a filet of salmon in the freezer & threw it on my cast iron skillet. I ended up making this maple dijon salmon and brussels sprouts. Every bite left me feeling content with my decision to whip something up. No, every bite left me happy for my decision. It was delicious.
Essentially this maple mustard salmon fits into my lifestyle because it’s delicious, easy, and mostly just uses ingredients I have around. No need to run to the store, I’ve got it all here.
How this maple mustard salmon will make your life easier
This maple and mustard glazed salmon is easy, quick, and uses ingredients you probably have on hand. Swap out the brussels sprouts for another veggie you have on hand. Roasted vegetables are bomb, that’s all.
Quick Notes on This Recipe
How do I make a sheet pan meal?
Sheet pan meals are just the easiest ever. Essentially you just add all ingredients to a cookie sheet, make sure everything is in a thin layer to roast evenly. If you’re lazy like me, drizzle sauces over your ingredients in the pan and mix it all together there, no need for another bowl.
How do I keep my salmon from drying out?
Add some sort of fat on top of your protein to seal in the moisture. Dry fish or chicken or anything else is just the worst. I use a drizzle of olive oil, dijon mustard, and maple glaze for the salmon. It’s delicious, easy, and holds the moisture in.
Can I use different vegetables?
Absolutely! I just used brussels sprouts because they’re on sale and I had a pile of them in my fridge. But I will say, brussels sprouts are awesome because they keep for weeks and weeks in the fridge. So you probably won’t have to worry about letting them go to waste. Use what you have on hand. Roasting vegetables is a great way to bring out their natural sweetness & to use up veggies that are starting to soften.
Also, if you haven’t tried, or haven’t found a version of brussels sprouts that you like, I’d recommend buying a small amount and including just a few in this recipe. Brussels sprouts + maple syrup (and bacon!!!) is a delicious combination. Seriously.
Sheet Pan Maple Mustard Salmon
- cutting board
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- baking sheet
- 10 ounces brussels sprouts shredded
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard divided
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 8 ounces salmon filet
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dump 10 oz shaved brussels sprouts onto a lined cookie sheet. Toss in 1 tbsp of the maple syrup, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Move to sides of the cookie sheets. Place two 4 oz salmon filets on cookie sheet, brush remaining 1 Tbsp syrup, 1 tsp mustard, and 1 Tbsp oil on top of fish.
- Place in oven, cook for 14-15 minutes. Remove when done, fish should be tender and flaky. Serve immediately with fresh bread or potatoes if desired.
- You can use approximate amounts since not all salmon filets are 4 oz, and you may have more/less brussels sprouts. You can also swap the brussels sprouts for other thinly sliced veggies.
Here’s my other fave (easy) way to prepare salmon- easy salmon packet.
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