Today’s Recipe: Maple-Glazed Salmon

Sure, salmon is delicious on its own, but this maple glaze will make you fall in love with it all over again. Plus, oily fish is brimming with omega-3 fatty acids, an essential component of a heart-healthy diet. Pair this dish with green beans almondine for a delectable meal.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

For the salmon:

Four 6-ounce salmon fillets

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon canola oil

1/3 cup maple syrup

Salt and pepper to taste

For the green beans:

Two 6-ounce packages of frozen green beans (or 2 1/2 cups of fresh beans)

1 1/3 teaspoons of slivered almonds

1 1/3 tablespoons of butter

2/3 teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions

For the salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix together thyme, Dijon mustard, canola oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a bowl to create marinade. Set aside.
  2. Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Coat salmon fillets with marinade; place onto pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered, broiling fillets for the final 1 to 2 minutes.

For the green beans:

  1. Simmer green beans according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Cook almonds in butter, using a different pot, over low heat. Stir occasionally until golden.
  3. Remove almonds from heat and mix in lemon juice.
  4. Pour almond juice mixture over green beans. Toss and serve hot or cold with salmon.