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Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon 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.


4 servings

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes


  • 3tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4teaspoon smoked paprika or ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8teaspoon salt
  • 44-ounce skinless center-cut wild-caught salmon fillets


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet 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.


Chipotle peppers are dried, smoked jalapeno peppers, often used to add heat and a smoky flavor to foods.

Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried red peppers and adds earthy, smoky flavor to food. It can be used in many types of savory dishes.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 148kcal
Carbohydrate Total 4g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 3g
Fiber 0g
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 53mg
Sodium 276mg
Protein 23g
Potassium 434mg
Calcium 49mg
Folate 13mcg
Omega-3 1g
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 8mg