Brussels Sprout Carbonara with Pomegranate Roasted Winter Squash.
Remember Monday? Those mashed potatoes?
Told you I had plans for them!! Those mashers would make the perfect side to this maple glazed baked salmon…with roasted brussels sprouts and pears because ahh, it’s fall!
For some reason as soon as the days get cold and the nights get looooonnnng, I forget all about seafood. Like it literally leaves my brain and does not return again until spring. I know, this is horrible, but all my mind wants to think about is all the cozy foods, like pasta, soup, and roasted chicken. Well, I changed my thought process this week and made us all salmon…fall inspired salmon, of course. And I promise, it’s just as cozy and delicious as any roasted chicken. Especially with this maple-soy glaze, roasted brussels sprouts and pears. AND, it could be even cozier when served with a side of these cheesy mashed potatoes. <–do this, obviously.
I am going to be totally honest, I had other plans for today’s recipe. I was testing out a few recipes last week and when one chicken dinner failed miserably I decided to pick my spirits back up and create a simple salmon dinner. I had some frozen fillets in the freezer and pairing them with a maple-soy glaze sounded so delicious…over a bed of roasted veggies and pears, mmmm. Then I remember I had leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge and I was SOLD.
Dinner was ready in under and hour and umm, it was just perfection. Simple, fast, colorful, healthy and cozy!! Yes, yes, yes!!
I am really into using maple in both sweet and savory recipes right now. I just cannot get over the flavor it has and it seems to combine so well with all things fall. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the saltiness of the soy, and the hit of spice from the cayenne…guys, that is what’s happening in this glaze. Maple, soy, orange juice, and a pinch of cayenne (use it to your taste…I added a lot!). Whoa, just FOUR ingredients. I honestly didn’t know I could create a 4 ingredient recipe like this.
OK, well technically the whole recipe is not four ingredients, just the salmon portion is, but trust me, you totally NEED the brussels sprouts and roasted pears to round out the meal. Plus, if you didn’t already know, roasted pears are delicious!
And while the addition of mashed potatoes are totally your choice, I highly recommend them, like highly. I mean, since we are eating health food, the bowl of mashed potatoes is totally cool. Life well balanced. 🙂
Oh and lastly, is it just me or this whole getting dark at four in the afternoon thing a real bummer? I loved the extra hour of sleep on Sunday, but I mean, really it’s pitch black here by five. Totally not into it. Anyone else with me?
Keeping things short today, as mom told me that I must not write a lot today…ooopsies! Have a great Wednesday!
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PS. I’ll be adding pomegranate arils to every single recipe from here on out. Can’t get enough.
Made this tonight & it was delicious 🙂
We did half the maple syrup & it definitely was more of a sauce than a glaze so if you want the glaze maybe stick
to the recipe but we loved it!
Happy Wednesday!! 🌞 Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT
Hi! a great mid-week recipe for salmon. Used glaze on large fillet and it was fantastic.
My usual dijon and honey recipe has been sidelined! No pears, so made with apples.
Really special with mashed potatoes, too. Thanks once again for a game-changer approach.
Happy Friday!! I appreciate you trying this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was a hit!⛄️ xT
This was DELICIOUS and way quicker than I was expecting. Hubby loved it too! Saving this one and making again!
Happy Friday!!❄️🧑🎄 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx
I made this tonight! And it was delicious!!
I was wondering about the pears, but oh my goodness! So Good! I will be making this one again! I absolutely love your recipes, by the way!! Ive made several! 🥰
Happy Monday! 👻 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Happy Halloween! 🎃
Oh my goodness – this was soooo good!!! I love the pears in the sauce! Will make this again and again!
Wonderful!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you making it! Have a great weekend! 🍁🍂
This is absolutely phenomenal! I initially thought the addition of pears was odd, but they are so good! I loved everything here.
Fantastic! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!❄️ xTieghan
Hi! I want to make this tonight but is there something I could use instead of orange juice? 🙂 or is it crucial for the recipe
Another fruit juice would also work for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you give it a try! xT
This is SO good and so easy! My husband’s client dropped off some pears fresh from the orchard and I was looking for ways to use them. I always trust your recipes and this one did not disappoint. Even used the right amount of cayenne! Served with wild rice, a salad, and a glass of wine.
Happy Friday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xTieghan
The glaze was so easy to make and tasted so good with the salmon. The cayenne pepper added a great kick!
Thank you so much Katherine! xTieghan
Made this recipe a couple of times and the family absolutely loved it! The roasted pears are so good and the addition of the pomegranate helps to cut through all the sweetness.
However I have a slight problem! The skin of my fillets all end up soggy and unedible, and I just end up removing it before serving and chucking it. Was just wondering if you have any tips on crisping up the skin?
Hi Xin! so happy you love this recipe! So I didn’t mean for the skin to be eaten with this recipe, BUT try flipping the salmon over so that it is skin side up and then broil it for 1-2 minutes until it is crisp. That should do it! let me know if you have questions. 🙂
This recipe is INCREDIBLE! Who would have thought that roasted pears would be the perfect addition to a dish? Total game-changer. Thank you so much for sharing this!
Thanks so much, Allison!
This salmon glaze is unbelievable. Unbelievable. I will be making this glaze over and over again from this time forward, until I get sick of it. Thank you! I love your blog and your Instagram feed, every recipe I have tried of yours has been delightful.
I am so glad you love it Nasilele! Thank you!
We made this last night and all I can say is WOW! We ate in silence because it is that good! We used apples and they cooked perfectly, along with everything else! We will definitely be making this again! 🙂
Ah yay!! Thanks so much!!