Need a bit of a sweet touch to your dinner meal prep adventures?
Look no further than adding delicious maple bacon to your hearty salmon fillet.
You get a boost of omega-three fats, which are essential for health and well-being, and a little bit of naughty bacon, making this a complete taste indulgent meal idea.
It’s low carb, so you can easily make some cauliflower rice if you wish – or eat it with a hearty greens salad.
Here’s the recipe for you to try. It has six servings, so plenty of extra fillets for your weekly meal planning.
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33 g fat
7 g carbs
37 g protein
What you need
For the salmon:
1 lemon, sliced
2.2 lbs. (1kg) skin-on salmon filet
salt & pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
⅓ cup (80ml) 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
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
salt & pepper
6 slices bacon
What you need to do
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200C).
Place lemon slices on the bottom of a baking dish. Place the salmon filet on the lemon slices and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Whisk together the Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the salmon.
Roast the salmon in the hot oven until cooked and 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. Whisk together the maple syrup and coconut sugar in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper.
In a large skillet over 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 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.