Pretty in Pink: Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon
Salmon is commonly known as "brain food." This cold-water fish is rich in omega - 3 fats which help boost your brain and cardiovascular health. This dish's bestie, asparagus, is packed with minerals and vitamins. It also acts as a natural diuretic, which can lead to a flatter stomach!
If you are looking for a low-carb option for dinner, we promise this dish will have you doing a happy dance in your kitchen!
Finesse Tip: If you are a honey bear like we are, replace maple syrup with honey for another delicious flavor. Also, asparagus is great, but shallots and garlic are also a yummy way to jazz up roasted Brussels sprouts, zucchini or broccoli!
Serves 2 (Estimated Cook Time - 35 Minutes)
- 12 oz Asparagus (Trimmed)
- 1 Garlic Clove (Chopped)
- 1 Shallot (Cut into 1/4 inch slices)
- 1/8 cup of maple syrup or honey
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 2 Salmon Fillets (6 oz)
Let's Get Started
Preheat Oven to Broil
Line a sheet pan with foil and lightly coat it with olive or canola oil
Make the Glaze
In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, combine maple syrup, 1/4 cup of water, Dijon mustard, and garlic
Add a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.
Remove from heat and let cool
Prep Salmon & Asparagus Sheet
Pat salmon fillets dry with a paper towel
Place salmon on one half of the sheet pan and place the asparagus and shallots on the other half . Sprinkle the asparagus and shallots with salt and drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil
Place sheet pan in the oven for 5 minutes
Remove from oven and brush the salmon fillets with the maple-mustard glaze
Place back in the oven for about four more minutes
Divide onto two plates and ENJOY!