Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon with Bacon Recipe

Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon with Bacon Recipe
Preparation time
25 mins
Cooking time
60 mins
Easy Recipes
5 people

Salmon and maple is a classic combination: the distinctive taste of the fish stands up so well to a sweeter sauce, and adding the sharp bite of Dijon mustard to the mix just brings out the best of both. Grilling everything gives you that irresistible browning on the syrup, and pulls it all together with a smoky, woodsy overtone. It’s a recipe you could imagine serving at a fishing lodge after a long day out on the water – or just a delicious grilled dinner on a long summer evening when there’s time to spend chatting over a meal with friends and family.


Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon with Bacon Recipe


  • A 1.5 lbs fresh salmon filet, skin-on;
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled;
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon or homemade mustard;
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced;
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup or raw honey;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;


  1. Preheat your grill or BBQ to a medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and garlic.
  3. Season the salmon to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Spread the entire maple-Dijon mixture on top of the salmon.
  5. Place the salmon on the grill, skin side down first and cook for about 6 minutes per side.
  6. Remove the salmon from the grill, sprinkle some crumbled bacon on top, and serve.

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