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Maple Mustard Grilled Salmon

Salmon is a regular guest at our table, often grilled with this simple sauce. Its sweet and pungent flavour easily stands up to the richness of the fish. Whenever possible we choose wild Pacific salmon; it’s the most sustainable choice available. We’re also big fans of farm-raised Atlantic salmon. It’s much better for us, and the environment, than beef or meat every day.



4 (about 6oz each) salmon fillets
lots of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/2 cup of grainy mustard


Season the salmon fillets with lots of salt and pepper.
Whisk the maple syrup and mustard together. Place the salmon in a small pan or resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the salmon and marinate for 1 or 2 hours, or even overnight.
Build a hardwood fire and let it die down to a thick bed of glowing coals, or preheat your barbecue to its highest setting.
Grill the salmon fillets for about 5 minutes on the first side, a little less on the second side. Serve at once.


  1. Ben said: On Nov 8, 2013

    Hello Michael
    I came back from a sport fishing trip on the north end of Haidi Gui with over 100 # of flash frozen salmon, halibut and 10# of lox. Much of it will go to friends, together with your suggested recipes. Looking forward to trying many of them myself.

  2. asela said: On Nov 5, 2013


    I love this recipe and God bless you for your intelligence, your charm and your disposition to give your recipes us.

    Thank you so much!


  3. Darlene said: On Aug 15, 2013

    Michael, I watch Chef at Home while on my eliptical every day, then I often make the recipes. The salmon was outstanding! I always learn something or lots of things when I watch your show! My husband often watches as well. THANK YOU for your great ideas and inspiration!

  4. elaine said: On Jan 31, 2013

    Love your recipes, delicious and any fool (me) can follow them and get rave reviews.

    Am making your salmon (mustard and syrup) and would love it if now and then you threw in a menu idea. What salad or veggie would compliment this. It would save me from thinking.


  5. Kamlesh said: On Jul 27, 2012

    My name is Kamlesh… I really like your cooking style. Simple but Yummm!!!

    I remember watching one of your shows at the Jakarta airport airport on AFC. You cooked Shashimi Tuna and Tuna fried with color full pepper corns.

    Cam you please where I can watch that show or get that recipie.. I am a big Shashimi fan and Salmon and Tuna’s are mine and my daughters favorite.

    Would appreciate ur kind help.


  6. Marie said: On Apr 14, 2012

    I love your show, chef at hom, BUT the movement of the camera gets my sea sick, so at one point I have to stop watching.
    If you could come back to the way it was before I would appreciate
    thank you

  7. Matt said: On Apr 1, 2012

    Saw this episode on TV recently where you cooked this salmon over a fire in your back-yard. I know you cook over a hardwood fire, but forget the reason why it was better to cook over hardwood. If you didn’t have hard wood to use would soft wood be OK, just not as good? Or does it add undesirable flavors. We would love to try this when we camp this summer, but most of the wood we have to take with us for our camp fire is spruce.

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You can easily bake this fish as well. Just pop it into a preheated 400°F (200°C) oven for 12 minutes or so. You can personalize the marinade a bit as well by adding 1 teaspoon of curry powder or chili powder. You can also substitute honey for the maple syrup.