It doesn’t get much easier — or more delicious — than this ultrafast salmon. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. When you buy your salmon, ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed.

Cook Time: 8-12 minutes

Servings: 4

Cooking Tips

Smoked paprika is made from smoke-dried, red peppers and adds an earthy, smoky flavor. It can be used in many types of savory dishes. Look for different types of paprika at large supermarkets or online.


  • 3 tablespoons whole grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika or ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 4-oz skinless, center-cut, wild-caught salmon fillets


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • Combine mustard, maple syrup, paprika (or chipotle), pepper and salt in a small bowl.
  • Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spread the mustard mixture evenly on the salmon.
  • Roast until just cooked through, about 8-12 minutes.

Recipe and photo courtesy of ChopChop.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings

Amount per serving



% DV*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 
Cholesterol 53mg
Sodium 276mg
Total Carbs 4g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin D 13mcg
Calcium 18mg
Iron 1mg
Potassium 434mg

*Percent Daily Values are included where available. They are based on a 2,000
calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.