Friday, February 20, 2015

Flashback Friday - Maple Dijon Salmon

My husband enjoys fishing and each year goes up to the Queen Charlottes (Haida Gwaii) on the
west coast of Vancouver Island to fish for salmon.
For Flashback Friday I thought I'd repost the first recipe I posted to the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog.  It's still a favourite recipe with our family and friends.
This time, I forgot to add the pistachio nuts but it was just as good.

  • 1-1 1/2 pounds filleted salmon (will serve about 4-6)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon or Grainy mustard
  • 1/2 cup shelled and chopped pistachio nuts (if desired)

  • *The amount of maple syrup and mustard will depend on how big your piece of salmon is. Just remember to use equal amounts of each.
    1. Lay salmon skin side down on a pan covered in heavy foil and lightly sprayed with oil.
    2. Mix maple syrup and mustard together in a bowl.
    3. Spread about half over the salmon before baking. (Baste halfway through with the remaining mixture)
    4. Sprinkle with pistachios (if desired) and bake in oven at 350 F or on grill until fish is done. It should flake easily with a fork but not be too dry. (Depending on the thickness of the fish, this will take about 20 minutes.)
    5. Lift the salmon off of the skin and place on serving plate.

    A happy man with his catch!


    1. I love maple syrup on salmon, I usually do maple and soy sauce. . so I'm sure I'll love this one too.

    2. Yum...thanks for the salmon recipe (slamon?) Grin... Another way to prepare it is always wonderful to present as one can't get enough of fresh salmon for supper

    3. i had fish today for supper and it is always good to post new fish soon as my kids load the pictures i'll post mine, thanks for sharing this one.

    4. That looks absolutely delicious and I really wanted salmon for dinner tonight too. Maybe I will pick some up for tomorrow and try your recipe.

    5. Just had this for dinner tonight. Fantastic! All three of my picky eaters loved it too!

    6. My husband just bought some frozen salmon fillets yesterday at our local Co-op. As soon as I get some maple syrup these are on the menu. We had generous neighbours when we lived in B.C. and enjoyed some wonderful fresh fish and wild game. Thanks for this recipe and all the others you Mennonite ladies share!! Judy from Sask.

    7. Now that's a Salmon - no wonder he loves to fish there! There is nothing like fresh salmon - my mouth is watering and your recipe looks perfect. We try to eat salmon as often as possible even though we are "mainlanders". Have a great weekend.

    8. I just happen to have bought some salmon today! Can't wait to try this maple/mustard recipe.

    9. Recipe is awesome, Bev! John says he would like to go fishing with Harv!