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Maple Bacon Salmon

Maple Bacon Salmon

Who doesn’t love a succulent piece of salmon with crispy bacon and sweet maple syrup glaze? Whether you are hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself after a long day, this Maple Bacon Salmon is sure to tantalize your taste buds! Not only is it incredibly easy to make but, the combination of flavors will have everyone coming back for second helpings. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep-work needed, enjoy an elegant dish all without having to leave home.

Recipe

Serves 6

For the salmon:

1 lemon, sliced

2.2 lbs. skin-on salmon filet

salt & pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

⅓ cup  olive oil

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp. maple syrup

3 tbsp. chopped chives, for garnish

For the candied bacon:

3 tbsp. maple syrup

salt & pepper

6 slices bacon

How to Prepare

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Place lemon slices on the bottom of a baking dish. Place the salmon filet on top of the lemon slices and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the salmon.

Roast the salmon in the hot oven until cooked through and it flakes easily with a fork, roughly 20-25 minutes. Now turn the oven to broil and broil until golden, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the candied bacon. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and season with salt and black pepper.

In a large skillet over a medium heat, cook the bacon until lightly golden on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Drain off the fat from the bacon.

Place the skillet back over a medium heat and pour in the maple syrup mixture. Add the bacon back into the skillet and cook, turning the slices frequently until the liquid is almost absorbed and the bacon is glazed. This will take roughly 3-4 minutes.

Using tongs, carefully transfer the bacon to a work surface to cool completely. Once cool, crumble the bacon.

Serve the salmon filet with the maple bacon crumb and chives sprinkled over the top.

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