Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Jan 22, 2016

Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

A popular New Year’s resolution is to adopt a healthy eating style. But a nutritious diet is many times derailed by complicated and lengthy recipes. Cook a wholesome dinner on a single sheet pan to keep on track for a healthier you in 2016.

A large sheet pan is typically 18 inches by 12 inches and is indispensable in the kitchen. I love using them for roasting big batches of butternut squash, carrots, and red onions, baking a whole cut up chicken, and preparing dinner in single pan.

The idea of cooking dinner in a single pan is easy. Line a pan with parchment or foil for speedy cleanup.  Add vegetables and meat and season with a spice blend or marinade.  Pop the pan in the oven.  It does all the work to get dinner on the table while you sit back and relax.

Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts is a speedy weeknight dinner that includes foods that are packed with nutrition. Including fish such as salmon in a weekly meal plan has many health benefits.  Extending life span, fighting cancer and avoiding heart attacks are just a few healthy paybacks from eating salmon. Make sure to purchase wild Alaskan salmon for the healthiest variety available.

Sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins and minerals. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and loaded with Vitamins A and C and potassium.  These two hardy vegetables aid in weight loss, support healthy skin, reduce the risk of heart disease, and help lower cholesterol.

Stay on a healthy diet plan in 2016 by preparing a nutritious and easy one pan dinner. Not only will dinner be delicious but, it will be good for you too.

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Roasted Maple Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 (6-ounces each) salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 2 pounds of sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced in ½" slices
  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved if large 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce. Place salmon in a resealable bag and add half of the maple syrup mixture. Set other half of mixture aside.
  3. Allow salmon to marinate while the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts bake.
  4. In a large rimmed baking sheet toss the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the brown sugar. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. After the vegetables bake for 15 minutes, remove the pan from the oven. Take the salmon out of the bag place on top of vegetables. Discard the marinade.
  6. Pour the reserved maple syrup mixture on top of salmon and return to oven. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft, the Brussels sprouts are slightly charred and the salmon is just cooked through.
  7. Remove from oven and serve.
Notes
Recipe by Amy Casey

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