Dijon and Maple Salmon

Dijon and Maple Salmon

In la Belle Province, maple syrup is a major industry and a frequent contributor to breakfasts in my family. Over time, this ingredient has migrated for use in other meals, and this recipe is a prime example.

This recipe is a delightful combination of Dijon mustard, maple syrup, sweet onions and garlic. Once baked, it creates a heavenly fusion of flavour. Sweet and tangy, every bite is different from the last. I love it!

This recipe makes two portions.


  • 8 ounces (225 g) of salmon fillet(s)
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of butter
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) of Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup (80-100 ml) of maple syrup
  • 2 cloves (5-10 g) of finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mg) of finely chopped sweet onion
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of dill seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Fillet fish into a ¼ inch (0.6 cm) thick slices then pat dry.
  3. Butter both sides of the fillet then set aside.
  4. In a bowl, mix mustard and maple syrup until you have a consistent finish. Taste to confirm that you have the right balance of sweet and tangy. Adjust flavour by adding more maple syrup.
  5. (Optional) Tear some aluminium foil wrap to fit individual pieces, then place in a bowl or plate to create a cavity. This permits cooking on the grill and keeps individual portions warm until ready to serve.
  6. In a baking dish and pour ½ sauce to create a base, then top with fillets.
  7. Pour the remaining sauce onto the fillets, then sprinkle: garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and dill seed.
  8. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the salmon is a consistent colour and flakey.
  9. Remove from the oven then the meal is ready-to-serve.

CC BY-SA 4.0 Dijon and Maple Salmon by Evelyn Chartres is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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