This post was sponsored by Erath Wines. All opinions are my own.
This delicious maple glazed salmon is easy enough to make for family weeknight dinner, but impressive enough to serve for special occasions. Cooked on a sheet pan with potatoes, it’s a delicious fish dinner loaded with flavor. Pair with Erath Pinot Noir for the ultimate holiday meal!
Sheet Pan Salmon and Potatoes
We try to eat seafood for at least a couple of meals each week, and salmon is my hands-down favorite.
I love that it’s so quick to cook, so dinner is on the table in no time at all. Perfect after a long day and you have hungry mouths to feed!
The salmon is coated in a sweet and tangy maple mustard glaze, and the potatoes are cooked right with it, so you have a delicious and easy dinner on your hands in no time at all!
Salmon can be a beautiful and easy holiday meal. We love to pair with Erath Pinot Noir for a meal the family is sure to request time and time again, especially at the holidays.
Why you’ll love this Maple Glazed Salmon:
- Sheet Pan: The salmon and potatoes are baked together in the oven on one pan, so clean up is a breeze.
- Healthy: Salmon is full of omega-3 and is high in vitamin B, as well as being low in saturated fat.
- Easy and Quick: It only takes 10 minutes of prep time to make this dinner and it’s ready to serve in 35 minutes.
How to make sheet pan maple glazed salmon
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- Toss the potatoes in oil and seasonings.
- Cook on the sheet pan.
- Mix together the glaze for the salmon.
- Place the salmon on the sheet pan with the potatoes and glaze.
- Bake until done.
The perfect wine pairing
You may think that salmon pairs better with white wine, but we actually prefer pairing it with a bold and fruity red, like Erath Oregon Pinot Noir.
Salmon is a buttery and rich seafood that stands up beautifully to pinot noir. Erath’s Oregon Pinot Noir has notes of black cherry, plum, anise, sandalwood, and even graham. Its delicious fruity flavor brings out the buttery richness of the salmon, complimented even further by this slightly sweet maple glaze.
We love Erath for their quality and price point, and it can be found at almost any retailer near you.
Erath Oregon Pinot Noir makes a fabulous holiday gift, and an even better gift to yourself when pairing with this sheet pan salmon recipe.
What do you serve with it?
This maple salmon and potatoes are great to serve with a simple vegetable side dish to make it a full and well-balanced meal. Try it with:
- Sauteed Asparagus
- Cheesy Roasted Broccoli
- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
- Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
- and of course, Erath Pinot Noir!
How do you know when the salmon is done?
The salmon will take about 15 minutes to cook through. Test that it’s done by pressing down on the top of the fillet with a fork. The flesh should easily flake and it’s time to take it out of the oven. It should be an opaque pink color.
Salmon is fully cooked when it reads 145 degrees in the center using a quality meat thermometer.
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How do you bake salmon without it drying out?
Salmon fillets are quick to cook, and the main reason it will dry out is because it is cooked for too long. I like to check my maple glazed salmon for doneness at around 12 minutes, just to make sure I don’t overcook it. Thicker fillets will take a little longer.
The mustard and maple glaze covering the salmon also helps to add and lock in moisture.
- You can make this recipe with the skinless or skin on salmon fillets. I like to keep the skin on as it adds more flavor.
- Check for pin bones before you cook the salmon by running your hand over the top of the fillet.
- Season the fish just before you put it into the oven. If you season it too early, the salt can draw out the moisture.
More Salmon Recipes
This Sheet Pan Maple Glazed Salmon is just one of our favorite EASY salmon recipes. Try them all!
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