Photo: Karry Hosford
Recipe from Cooking Light

"While we were visiting my brother's family, my husband threw this salmon dish together from what was in the kitchen. The dish was such a huge hit even our finicky teenagers were heading back for seconds." --CL Reader


  • 6 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Place fillets in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine sugar, syrup, soy sauce, mustard, and black pepper; pour sugar mixture over fillets. Cover with foil; bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle the fillets with almonds. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with sugar mixture.

August 2003

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 396
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Fat: 19.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 6.9g
  • Protein: 34.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 435mg
  • Calcium: 46mg