4 servings

This easy broiled salmon recipe gets its sweet and tangy flavor from three ingredients: dijon mustard, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar. Pair with steamed asparagus for simple, elegant dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add salmon. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes.

Step 2

Prepare grill or broiler.

Step 3

Remove salmon from bag, reserving the marinade. Place salmon on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and cook for 6 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork; baste salmon occasionally with the reserved marinade.

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Ratings & Reviews

One of the best salmon recipes

April 13, 2015
Easily one of my favorite salmon recipes. I always start this by rubbing the Salmon with olive oil, salt, pepper then searing skin side up, in a very hot skillet. After about three to four minutes I will transfer to a baking dish, skin side down and bake in a preheated oven, about 400°. Depending on the size of the filet it can take anywhere from 10 to 20 mins. Once it is where I want it to be, I turn the oven off and spoon the maple dijon mixture all over, let that sit a minute or two, then serve. DO use REAL maple syrup, good dijon, good balsamic if you want delicious results. It's fantastic, quick and easy.

nbalter1's Review

January 23, 2014
This was very easy and delicious. On the top rack, we found 9 minutes was enough on the broiler (4.5 min. per side).

DiKoehler's Review

September 20, 2013

Semps0101's Review

November 22, 2011

Cansas's Review

May 01, 2011
This recipe actually came on some cedar planks I bought a few years ago so I almost always prepare this salmon on a cedar plank on the grill. The cedar adds another layer of flavor and smoking keeps the meet super moist. Top with thin slices of lemon for a pretty presentation.

JenRaj's Review

July 06, 2010
Very disappointed. The two flavors compete against each other not complement each other.

LARosenfeld's Review

May 28, 2010
Perfect combination of spice and sweetness and very easy to make. We added some green onions to the marinade and only grilled it on one side. Super easy and it turned out delicious! We will definitely make this again.

bebe209's Review

March 14, 2010
This recipe was a little disappointing to me. I love mustard, maple, and balsamic vinegar so I thought I would love this since it also got such good reviews. But I have to say that the combination with this and the fish was just okay. It was edible but I can't say it was delicious. I'd rather go back to making Miso-glazed Salmon.

GottaChemjob09's Review

January 24, 2010
This recipe was OK...it was a little TOO mustardy for me as this was all I could taste along with the balsalmic vinegar as well. Maybe nextime I'll reduce the mustard by half.....

nolamom's Review

January 21, 2009
Second time making this -- fantastic! The first time, I served with couscous and brussels, this time with Parmesan rice and sauteed veggies. This time, since I had a smaller piece of salmon than was called for, I also broiled some peeled tail-on shrimp which had marinated in the sauce. They were as good or better. Very versatile and quick for a weeknight.