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)  

Cooking Instructions

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!