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Five Steps to Perfectly Grilled Salmon

Hello, Mustard Mavens,

Buzz Savories mustards are made in rural Nebraska with local honey and Lost Way Brewery Olde Creamery Stout, and I like sharing  glimpses of my place on the planet in the Buzz Savories newsletter, thereby my thoughts on  September.

I am seeing and feeling a Change in Seasons and  just in time for us on the High Plains and River Valleys in Nebraska.  Weather dramas are wearing thin.  The following poem offers a glimpse of my place during the spring and summer of 2019.


Photo by  Photographer Don Brockmeier,

Where I Live Weather Rules

I live on a rim of earth below an always ascending sky

Sky billows, thunders, whirls in shifting shades of slate

Straight-line winds,  50-mile per hour gusts

Rain pours, drizzles, drenches, dumps, drops

Sky marshals  its power over us

And earth blooms green and gold,

Sky makes sign for weather

Weather tells our fortune

Earth Acquiesces

Flood, drought, hail

From early spring to summer and now autumn, the sky has made its powerful presence known in Nebraska.  Sweeping  rain events, alarming for us who live on a usually arid prairie, sloshed, flooded, destroyed.   In March 2019 until yesterday, sky showed us super cell thunder storms, hail, drenching rain, flash floods, down bursts and crazy, driving winds.

In spite of rain and wind and during the intermittent sunshine, Honey bees made their honey.  Buzz Savories mustards feature honey, and I thank the bees as  I measure, mix, pack and process Buzz Savories Honey Mustard.

Autumn in bronze, scarlet, auburn, rust  calls me to marvel at the colors, and to plan time on the patio with friends.  It’s gotta be grilled salmon with a maple syrup/honey mustard glaze on the menu with wild rice and farmer’s market green beans.

Take this salmon recipe to heart and do it!  You, your family and guests will remember the flavor for a  long time and thank you, the chef who grills a perfect Buzz Savories Honey Mustard and maple syrup glazed salmon.

Salmon in heavy duty aluminum foil package


                    1. buy 2.45 pounds of salmon to serve 4 people

                    2. buy Buzz Savories Honey Mustard and make the mustard/maple syrup glaze

                    3. prepare a hot grill

                   4. make heavy aluminum foil packages with zucchini slices lining the bottom, place salmon on top of the

zucchini and baste fillets with Buzz Savories Honey Mustard Glaze.

                   5. grill 12-18 minutes until the salmon flakes






I bought a 2.45 pound salmon fillet, and it serves generous portions for 4 people.  Wild rice offers a perfect back drop for the Buzz Savories Honey Mustard/maple syrup glaze with salmon on the grill.  I buy cans of Canoe brand wild rice in my grocery store, and I hope you may find it in your grocery store too.  If not, find it at this website.

I thank for the origin of my riff  on Buzz Savory Honey Mustard and maple glaze grilled salmon.


Grilled Salmon with Buzz Savories Honey Mustard and Maple Syrup Glaze

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

What You'll Need:

  • 4 6 oz. salmon fillets
  • 4 small zucchini and 1 Tb. olive oil slice into approx 1/4 inch slices and toss in olive oil. The zucchini serves as added moisture for the salmon in the grilling process. Discard before serving.

Buzz Savories Honey Mustard/Maple Glaze

  • 4 Tb. Buzz Savories Honey Mustard
  • 4 tsp. maple syrup
  • 4 tsp. olive oil

Wild Rice Casserole

  • 2 15 oz cans Canoe wild rice Find canned wild rice or order from
  • ¼ stick unsalted butter
  • 1 Tb. vegetable oil
  • 2 sticks celery including leaves slice thin slices
  • 1 medium onion cut in medium dice
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper or to taste
  • 2 cup chicken or vegetable broth

How To Prepare:

Prepare Salmon Grill Packages

  • Salt and pepper the salmon fillets
  • Prepare a hot grill
  • Cut 4 large squares of foil
  • Toss zucchini slices in olive oil, season with salt and pepper
  • Place the salmon fillet on top of the zucchini
  • Evenly divide the Buzz Savories Honey Mustard and maple glaze on top of the salmon. Close the foil packets leaving a 2-4 inch opening at the top
  • Grill the foil packets with the lid covered until the salmon flakes, about 12-18 minutes
  • Discard the zucchini slices and serve the salmon fillets accompanied by wild rice

Wild Rice Casserole

  • Melt the butter in a medium-size enamel coated casserole
  • saute the celery and onion until tender
  • Drain and rinse the wild rice
  • Mix wild rice and celery and onion, add 1 cup chickenor vegetable broth, season with salt, pepper, and thyme
  • Place in a 325 Degree oven for 20 minutes and then turn oven to 150 to keep the rice warm

In October we pause to celebrate progress toward recovery of roads and bridges due to flooding, our abundance, and the beauty of the season.  Please join us.


When:        Oct. 10

Where:       Lost Way Brewery, 614 3rd Ave., Holdrege, NE 68949

Time:          5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Food Truck chefs in our region will bring appetizers created with Spicy Beer Mustard for taste tests and enjoyment.

1 thought on “Five Steps to Perfectly Grilled Salmon

  1. Sounds very good, Betty! I plan to try this recipe very soon. Glenda

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