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Maple Bacon Salmon

This Maple Bacon Salmon recipe is a great addition to your weeknight dinner menu and a crowd-pleaser at any house party. Loaded with tons of sweet and smoky flavour, it'll turn even the biggest fish skeptics into fans.

Packed with protein and healthy fats, it's a great meal for those who want to adopt a healthier diet without sacrificing taste. This recipe is also gluten free, dairy free, low carb, and meal prep friendly.

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which helps decrease inflammation and lower blood pressure. Salmon is also loaded with selenium, a mineral that supports bone health and can improve thyroid function.

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Serves: 6

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins


For the salmon:

• 1 lemon, sliced

• 2.2 lbs. (1kg) skin-on salmon filet

• 1 tsp. garlic powder

• 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

• 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil

• 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

• 2 tbsp. maple syrup

• 3 tbsp. chopped chives, for garnish

• Salt and pepper, to taste

For the candied bacon:

• 3 tbsp. maple syrup

• 1 tbsp. coconut sugar

• 6 slices bacon

• Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200C).

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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, coconut sugar and season with salt and black pepper.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

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


Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.


Per serving equals:

484 kcal

33g Fats

7g Carbs

37g Protein


I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try. For more healthy and delicious high-protein recipes, grab a copy of my High-Protein Recipe eBook.

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