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Maple-Dijon Panko Salmon
with maple-mashed butternut squash & buttered peas

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min
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We pair our favorite salmon dish with two colorful and sweet side dishes for a delicious fall combo. Use frozen butternut squash and peas to make your weeknight meal making even easier.


Maple-Dijon Panko Salmon:
  • Salmon - 1 lb
  • Thyme, fresh leaves - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Lemons - 1/2, sliced into wedges
Buttered Peas:
  • Peas, frozen - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
Maple-Mashed Butternut Squash:
  • Thyme, fresh leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Butternut squash, frozen - 16 oz ((sub fresh))
  • Milk, any type - 3 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Salmon - Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Thyme (for both salmon and squash) - Tear thyme leaves off of stems. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make panko mix - Melt butter (30 to 45 seconds in the microwave will do). Mix with thyme, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce and panko.


  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Line sheet pan with foil and brush with some cooking oil. Add salmon and then divide and spoon crust onto fish. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon and desired doneness.
  3. While salmon is baking, heat a saucepan over medium high heat. Add frozen butternut squash, milk and thyme (portion for the squash). Saute until defrosted and softened. Blend with an immersion blender. Add maple syrup and salt. Season with more as needed.
  4. Combine peas and water in a microwave-safe container. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, until defrosted and softened. Finish with butter and salt to taste.
  5. Enjoy your crispy salmon with lemon wedges and mashed butternut squash and peas on the side!

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This meal has 58 reviews

Not my favorite of the CS salmon recipes. I didn't have fresh thyme, used dried, should have skipped. The panko wasn't quite crunchy - prob needed to cook longer. Had left over squash and made Brussels sprouts. My brother liked it, just ok from my perspective.

By: Christine
Posted: Dec 29, 2017
Diet: Original

Broiled for about 5 minutes to brown top. The flavors were great!

By: Phyllis
Posted: Jul 12, 2017
Diet: Gluten-free

I didn't make the squash, but the salmon was amazing!! We paired it with miso-maple roasted carrots from another recipe. Best ever.

By: Tracy
Posted: Jun 30, 2017
Diet: Original

Kept this in the over for 30+ minutes, but the crust never completely crisped up. The crust was a bit mushy as a result. And the fish itself was dripping with butter. Straight up baked salmon would have been easier/cheaper/tastier.

By: Bob
Posted: Apr 01, 2017
Diet: Original

Breading and squash way too sweet

By: Brooke
Posted: Feb 20, 2017
Diet: Original

I absolutely loved the salmon!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jan 31, 2017
Diet: Original