2poundssalmon, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
2tablespoonscoarse (country style) Dijon mustard
2tablespoonsreal maple syrup
1/2teaspoonground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400ºF. If desired, line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
Place salmon on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine mustard, maple syrup, olive oil, salt, paprika, and pepper. Spoon about half of this mixture over the salmon in an even layer.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon on the rest of the maple mustard mixture.
Return to oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 145ºF and fish flakes easily with a fork. (An internal temperature of 145ºF is my personal preference for salmon, but feel free to cook it to whatever temperature you like!). Enjoy immediately!
This maple mustard glaze will be enough for up to 3 pounds of meat. If you are only making a pound of salmon, I’d recommend halving all the glaze ingredients.
I baked my salmon on parchment paper and then transferred to the pan for the photographs.