Maple-Mustard Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon

In this ultimate “Great Canadian” sheet pan recipe, an ultra-quick glaze of East Coast maple syrup, a classic Prairies ingredient — mustard! — and a touch of smoky barbecue sauce makes the perfect lacquered finishing touch for Canadian salmon fillets. This quick-prep recipe cooks in mere minutes, whether you prepare it in the oven or try our air fryer variation.

  • Prep time: 3 minutes

  • Cook time: 10–12 minutes

  • Primary ingredient: Salmon

  • Serves: 4 servings

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  • 600 g (1.3 lb) skinless Canadian salmon fillet portions, divided into 4 equal parts of 150 g (0.3 lb) each.
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) dark maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce


  1. Arrange salmon fillets on lightly greased, foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together maple syrup, mustard and barbecue sauce until combined. Brush salmon with half of the glaze.
  3. Bake in preheated 400°F (200°C) oven, brushing with remaining glaze halfway through cooking, until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork; about 10 minutes. Broil on high heat until browned; about 1 minute.

Variation: Air Fryer Maple-Mustard Glazed Salmon

Arrange salmon fillets in basket of air fryer. Proceed with recipe as directed, reducing cooking time to 8–10 minutes and skipping the broiling step.

Chef's Tips

  • Any type of maple syrup or your favourite local honey will work for this delicious glaze.
  • For a hit of colour and freshness, sprinkle finished salmon with finely chopped chives, parsley or green onion.

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Health Benefits of Salmon

  • Bone & Teeth Health: Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin D, which plays a pivotal role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth while enhancing calcium and phosphorus absorption.
  • Brain & Neurological Development: As a source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Salmon may support the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves, especially in children under two.
  • Energy & Cell Health: As an excellent source of B12 vitamins and selenium, and a good source of phosphorous, salmon may aid in energy metabolism and red blood cell formation, and offer antioxidant protection against oxidative stress.