Maple Mustard Salmon…for the holidays? You betcha!
We all know that December = holidays. It is a given that at some point this month, no matter what holiday you celebrate, you will be chowing down on a feast of some sort. For me, that feast involves turkey and all the fixins. Later this month I will be sharing with you a special Healthy Holiday Feast newsletter with ways to jazz up your holiday meal so I figured for the Recipe of the Month, I’d avoid a holiday-inspired recipe and give you this inspired maple mustard salmon instead. After all, there are 31 days in December that you have to eat dinner and they don’t all have to be fancy!
When eating salmon or fish in general you want to watch out for a couple of things: First, you don’t want to buy farmed fish. These fish are raised in less than desirable conditions and can have a myriad of health problems because of it. You want to look for wild or pole caught fish to ensure you’re getting fish from their natural environment and ideally, healthier conditions. Or better yet catch the fish yourself! Salmon might be a bit trickier to catch yourself depending on where you live but the bottom line is you want to source your food from the best possible place.
Why is salmon good for you? It is high in omega-3’s which are essential for brain health and it is a great source of protein while being low in fat. Even if you’re not a huge fan of fish or you think you’re not, I would encourage you to give this recipe a try. I find salmon to be the least “fishy” tasting of the fish and with the maple-mustard marinade on top you’re sure to love it!
Combine all of your ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Then place your salmon fillets in the bowl to marinade. Make sure you flip them a couple of times to coat all sides of the fish. Cover your bowl and place in your fridge for at least an hour or up to 12.
When you’re ready to eat, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bake your maple mustard salmon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until the fish has become opaque and flaky when cut. Serve along side any green vegetable of choice and brown rice. Enjoy!
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