Cooking at Home - Smoky Mustard-Maple Salmon

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Published Sunday, July 26, 2020


PICT RECIPE smoky mustard-maple salmon - USDA
Smoky mustard-maple salmon. Courtesy USDA

  • Makes: 4 Servings

It doesn't get much easier -- or more delicious -- than this ultra-fast salmon. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. When you buy your salmon, ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed.


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


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. 
  3. Combine mustard, maple syrup, paprika (or chipotle), pepper, and salt in a small bowl. 
  4. Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. 
  5. Spread the mustard mixture evenly on the salmon. 
  6. Roast until just cooked through (approx. 8-12 minutes).

Quick Tips:

  • Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried, red peppers and adds earthy, smoky flavor. It can be used in many types of savory dishes. Look for different types of paprika at large supermarkets or online.
  • Wild-caught salmon from the Pacific (Alaska and Washington) are more sustainably fished and have a larger, more stable population.

Source: EatingWell Magazine

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 serving 



Total Calories


Total Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g


53 mg


276 mg


4 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

3 g

Added Sugars included

3 g


23 g

Vitamin D

13 mcg


18 mg


1 mg


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