Get festive with this Maple-Mustard Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon

First in a series of seafood recipes with wine pairings that will add a dash of elegance and uniqueness to your holiday table.

By SeaWestNews

The holiday season is a time for gatherings, delicious feasts, and traditions.

Incorporating seafood into these festive traditions can add a delightful and unique touch to your holiday meals.

This year, the “Choose Canadian Seafood” campaign offers a unique twist to holiday dishes by providing Canadian seafood recipes, such as ‘sea-cuterie’ appetizers, Trout Wellington mains, and salmon dishes inspired by the bounty of our oceans.

Over this Christmas and New Year season, SeaWestNews will bring you 12 recipes from the “Choose Canadian Seafood” campaign with suggested wine pairings from, a family of three sommeliers in Vancouver.

These wines and seafood delights, which allow for a diverse and festive menu, will surely add a dash of elegance and uniqueness to your holiday table.

Choosing Canadian seafood also boosts an industry spanning from small towns to major cities that supports over 90,000 workers and contributes $9 billion annually to our economy. So, feel good about adding more seafood to your plate this holiday season.

Today’s featured dish is Maple-Mustard Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon.

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


  • 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.

The Wine
Narrative 2017 Cabernet Franc

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Sometimes a wine can surprise you. Sourced from organic vineyards in Kaledon and Osoyoos, this wine from the folks at Haywire was fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Medium bodied and modestly complex, clean, crisp, smooth, with fine tannins, no oak, and flavours of black currant, plum, pepper, earth. It is now at its peak and has developed beautifully. Drink it slightly chilled. –

Rated: Very Good (89-90 Points)
Tasted: September, 2023
Price: $30.99 Winery online: