One pan meals are the best during this busy time of the year, especially when you're cooking for one. 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.
[This maple mustard salmon recipe was originally posted in December 2018. It has been updated with new cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]
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How will this salmon make your life easier?
Does cooking fish freak you out? Try the super easy, hands off cooking method of making it on a sheet pan. This maple mustard 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. Or cook your salmon in parchment paper like in this Salmon in a Parchment Paper "Bag" recipe.
If you need more sheet pan dinners (or just one pan dinners) here are a few of my favorites: Chicken Bacon Sheet Pan Dinner, Baked Parchment Paper Salmon, Lemon Carbonara, Pan Fried Pork Chops with Apples, Pan Seared Pork Chops, Cajun Shrimp Foil Packet, Grilled Lamb Steak with Asparagus, Veggie Quesadilla, & an easy Microwave Egg Bowl.
What makes this dish so good?
- Shredded brussels sprouts
- Dijon mustard
- Maple syrup
- Olive oil
- Salmon filet
How do I make it?
Start your maple mustard salmon with brussels by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Dump 10 oz shaved brussels sprouts onto a lined cookie sheet. Toss in 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, and ½ tablespoon olive oil. Move to sides of the cookie sheets. Place two 4 oz salmon filet on cookie sheet, brush remaining syrup, mustard, and oil (1 tablespoon each maple syrup, oil, and 1 teaspoon mustard) on top of fish.
Place in oven, cook for 14-15 minutes. Remove when done, fish should be tender and flaky. Serve your maple mustard salmon with brussels sprouts 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. This maple mustard salmon is great with a variety of vegetables.
There are so many ways to season salmon, I like using sauces on mine. At least sprinkle salt and pepper over it. Lemon, mustard, BBQ sauce, soy sauce based sauces, and Italian seasonings and mustard are a few different seasonings I like on my salmon. This maple mustard salmon has a great simple homemade sauce to keep it tender and flaky.
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. Add a drizzle of olive oil, dijon mustard, and maple glaze to make this maple mustard salmon. It's delicious, easy, and holds the moisture in.
These brussels sprouts are great, but really any vegetable would be delicious with salmon. I particularly like green beans, sauteed kale, brussels sprouts, or salad with this maple mustard salmon.
How can I repurpose this salmon?
- Add some pasta to your maple mustard salmon with brussels sprouts
- Serve over your favorite whole grain to make it a grain bowl
- Add extra veggies and lettuce to make it into a maple mustard salmon and brussels sprouts salad (double the maple mustard sauce to make a yummy dressing)
What can I make with leftover ingredients?
- Salmon: Salmon with Peach & Tomato Salad & Salmon Baked in Parchment Paper.
- Brussels Sprouts: Potato and Brussels Sprouts Gratin, Chicken Bacon Sheet Pan Dinner, or Pan Fried Pork Chops with Apples.
Did you make this maple mustard salmon with brussels sprouts? Leave me a comment & rating to share how it turned out!
Sheet Pan Maple Mustard Salmon
- cutting board
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- baking sheet
- 5 ounces brussels sprouts shredded
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard divided
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
- one 4 ounce salmon filet
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dump 5 oz shaved brussels sprouts onto a lined cookie sheet. Toss in 2 teaspoon of the maple syrup, 2 teaspoon dijon mustard, and 2 teaspoon olive oil. Move to sides of the cookie sheets. Place two 4 oz salmon filets on cookie sheet, brush remaining 1 teaspoon syrup, 1 teaspoon mustard, and 1 teaspoon 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.
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