Salmon is a delectable seafood dish and a great source of lean meat. Paired with a well-made sauce or glaze of your choice, it amps up the flavor. This Walmart Salmon recipe is a quick and easy fix for dinner on busy weeknights.
The salmon and maple mustard glaze make for a balanced flavor palate. The glaze is sweet yet tangy and doesn’t overpower the salmon’s underlying meaty flavor. Let’s get started!
Walmart Salmon Recipe
- 1.1 lbs skinless salmon fillets or 500g
- 1/4 cup melted margarine
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 4 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp low sodium Soy Sauce
Optional ingredients for additional flavor
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
- Preheat your oven to 425℉
- Line your 913 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easier cleaning up
- Arrange your salmon fillets on the baking dish
- In a small bowl, incorporate the margarine, maple syrup, mustard and soy sauce
- You can add your optional ingredients into the sauce bowl at this stage
- Pour the mustard mixture evenly over the fillets
- Pop the baking dish into the oven for 12 minutes or until the instant-read thermometer gives a 158℉ reading and the fish flakes easily with a fork
- Plate the salmon and sprinkle any remaining cilantro and enjoy with your favorite side dishes!
Baked Salmon Pairs Wonderfully with the Following Dishes
When it comes to preparing the Walmart salmon recipe, there are so many ways you can enjoy this delicious fish. By adding something on the side, you can enhance your meal experience. Here are some of great salmon-pairing ideas:
- Try something new with our Quinoa Brown Rice
- Brown Rice Ramen to elevate the flavor
- Roasted mushrooms and veggies
- Add some Gluten-free BBQ sauce to give your salmon a smoky taste
- You can never go wrong with Gluten-Free Pita Bread
Try some other salmon recipes
There are many other cool salmon recipes you can try. For rice lovers, the Pan-seared Salmon and Herbed Brown Rice is a great idea. Feeling inventive? Shake things up with an Apple Salmon. Or bake yourself an amazing Baked Salmon Roll. There’s a lot to learn (and enjoy) when it comes to healthy food and healthy living. Keep exploring!
How to Store
Even though salmon tastes best when eaten hot and fresh, you can store it for later. Baked salmon can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for two days. This way it can last up to 4 months in the freezer. Ideally, to thaw the frozen salmon, leave it in the fridge overnight or in cold water.
Store the maple and mustard glaze separately in an airtight container. You can refrigerate it for 4 weeks.
Tips for Better-tasting Salmon
Salmon is a considerably easy protein to cook but a difficult one to perfect. Expertly cooked salmon should taste buttery and melt in your mouth as soon as you have a bite. Salmon shouldn’t have a fishy odor either, a smell in your fish preludes improper handling and storage. Below are some easy tips to make the most out of your salmon.
Get Fresh Salmon Only
Salmon tastes best when eaten fresh, but not everyone will catch their salmon. Before buying, pay attention to the color and appearance of the meat. It shouldn’t have any bruising or discoloration. Avoid any fissure or holes. Go for a firmer fish!
It’s believed that the best quality salmon appears pinker, which is not accurate. Different varieties of salmon have different color intensities. The Sockeye Salmon is deep red whereas the Coho salmon is pale pink. Research salmon varieties so you can shop better.
Fresh salmon should be free of any smells so before buying salmon be sure to give it a whiff. A light oceanic scent reflects the freshness of the fish.
If you still feel your salmon smells fishy, then soak it in milk half an hour before cooking. The milk will remove the odors, giving you a sweeter smelling fish.
What if you’ve already cooked your salmon and it still smells fishy? Squeeze a fresh lemon over to add freshness and remove the fishy undertones.
Keep the Skin
The skin acts as a physical barrier between the tender protein and the heat. Keeping the skin intact will give you a better cooked, crispier salmon. The skin should be removed when you oven roast or poach your fish, then it only ends up soggy.
Salmon is a beloved main course dish with incredible health benefits. Benefits include:
- Rich in omega 3 fatty acids: since this component is good fat, it helps lower your blood pressure and keeps your heart healthy
- Essential fatty acids help in maintaining and losing weight
- Salmon is packed with vitamin B, improving brain and nervous system functioning
- Potassium: salmon is a good source of Potassium that helps in reducing blood pressure as well as the risk of stroke
- Anti-inflammatory: salmon helps reduce inflammation and has aided in combating chronic illnesses
I hope you found this recipe helpful; give it a try and let us know how it went. Happy salmon baking!