Maple-Glazed Salmon with Aged Cheddar

Maple and cheddar are a made in heaven match for salmon!

Maple-Glazed Salmon


  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds Broccolini or broccoli spears, trimmed (3 to 4 bunches)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces Deer Creek® Vat 17 World Cheddar cheese, finely shredded (1 cup)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place salmon on a greased 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Arrange Broccolini and tomatoes around fillets.
  3. Whisk the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic and remaining salt and pepper in a bowl. Spoon half of the maple mixture over salmon and vegetables. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon remaining maple mixture over salmon. Bake for 5-7 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily.
  5. Sprinkle salmon and vegetables with cheddar. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin