Maple Mustard Grilled Salmon

Maple Mustard Grilled Salmon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled salmon recipe, grilled salmon with maple syrup, grilled salmon with mustard
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Energy: 387 kcal
Author: Jennifer
A quick and easy glaze for grilled salmon, that pairs the sweetness of real maple syrup with spicy, grainy mustard and a bit of thyme. You can make the glaze well ahead, if you like.
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Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets center-cut, skin on or off, as you like
  • Vegetable oil for brushing
  • Salt and pepper

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup grainy mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme or a pinch of dried

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove pot from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat BBQ or grill pan to medium high.
  3. Brush both sides of the salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper. When BBQ or grill pan is hot, brush well with vegetable oil. Place salmon skin or bottom side down on to grill. Close lid and grill without touching until grill marks appear and skin or bottom is crisp, about 3 minutes. Brush some of the glaze on top of salmon, then turn salmon over. Brush the exposed side of the salmon with some glaze as well. Close lid and continue to cook until salmon is opaque in the center, about 3 minutes more.
  4. Transfer salmon to a plate and serve the remaining glaze on the side. A sprinkling of a finishing salt like Maldon is a great topping.