Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon Recipe #sponsored #MC #NutrishforCats

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Dinner for two: Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon for you, Rachael Ray Nutrish for your cat #sponsored #MC #NutrishForCats

Our cats are part of the family. So, why not feed them food made with real meat instead of a lot of questionable stuff we can’t pronounce? I want my cat to have healthy cat food. I bet you do, too. Today, I am going to share with you a tasty recipe from Rachael Ray for Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon {for you} and some tasties for your cat, as well.

Dinner for two: Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon for you, Rachael Ray Nutrish for your cat #sponsored #MC #NutrishForCats

We received a few varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish for our cats to try out. We have 6 cats, so all of the varieties of natural food for cats were devoured quickly! However, we did bring the cat up that we call “The Cat With No Name” as we can’t seem to all agree on a name for this particular kitty. Suggestions, anyone? Check her out chowing down on her special bowl of Rachael Ray Nutrish cat food.

Dinner for two: Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon for you, Rachael Ray Nutrish for your cat #sponsored #MC #NutrishForCats

While your cat is enjoying his or her tasty dinner, you can also enjoy one of your very own.

Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon Recipe

Dinner for two: Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon for you, Rachael Ray Nutrish for your cat #sponsored #MC #NutrishForCats

You will need…

1 cup brown or white rice {we used white}
1 bundle watercress {stemmed and finely chopped}
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil {divided}
4 medium carrots {peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dive}
1/4 teaspoon all-natural liquid smoke
1/2 cup dark amber maple syrup
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 salmon fillets, skin removed {8 ounces each}
2 teaspoons Old Bay seafood seasoning
2 cups frozen sweet peas
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chives {chopped}
salt and pepper {to taste}


1. Prepare the rice to package directions. When done, fluff with fork and combine with watercress leaves.

2. When rice has been cooking for 5 minutes, pre-heat broiler and heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add carrots to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Saute to tender-crisp, about 6-7 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring liquid smoke, maple syrup and vinegar to a boil and reduce over high heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Season the salmon with salt, pepper and Old Bay seafood season. Heat the remaining tablespoon olive oil, a turn of the pain, in a large, ovensafe, nonstick skillet and cook the salmon top-side down, 3-4 minutes. Flip and pour the maple syrup glaze over the top of the fish and place under the broiler for 3 minutes to caramelize the glaze.

5. Add the peas to the carrots and heat through while the fish is under the broiler. Add the butter and chives to the veggies. When the butter has melted, turn off the heat.

Dinner for two: Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon for you, Rachael Ray Nutrish for your cat #sponsored #MC #NutrishForCats

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1. Would you like to try this recipe?
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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Helen May says:

    The maple glaze sounds really good but I think I would substitute chicken for the salmon.:)

  2. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings says:

    I love smoky flavors with dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. I’m loving the recipe. And I love the Nutrish line! My mom’s dog has tried it, and I need to buy some items for my cat. (The cat food wasn’t out a year ago.)

  4. Beth Hill says:

    I do not like fish, nor smoke flavor, so I do not think I would try it, sorry.

    My 2 cats are awesome and would LOVE to win the nutrish cat food because the poor babies were abandoned in a box on the porch of the police station and I adopted them! They deserve to be spoiled and pampered and I love them.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      No need to be sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚ Someone else made a comment about trying it with chicken. Perhaps, you might like that without the smoke flavor?

      That’s sad about your cats being abandoned but it’s great that you were there to take them in. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Shelley P says:

    I would love to try this recipe!! We love eating salmon at our house but I’ve never cooked it with maple syrup ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks so good!!
    Our cat, Shadow, was a stray who adopted us when we bought our house. As you can tell she is very smart ๐Ÿ™‚ We think she is the best and would love to try Nutrish with her. She deserves a great cat food.

  6. This is one of my favorite recipes for salmon! Your peas and carrots look soo good! I’ll have to try making them like that this week.

  7. I would love to try this recipe, it looks delicious

  8. Mine is awesome because he is very friendly!

  9. Kelly Tupick says:

    Yes, I would like to try this recipe. I have tried smoked salmon before and thought it was great.

  10. That salmon looks fantastic! I bet that smoky maple glaze just sends it right over the top. I love sweet glazes like that. I’ll have to give this recipe a shot the next time we make some salmon!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      We bought fresh salmon for the recipe, too, instead of the frozen stuff. I highly recommend doing that if you can.

  11. Linda romer says:

    My cat is awsomesauce because he loves me and snuggles with me at night time.

  12. MMMMmmm. Smokey and then add maple and you get delish. Sounds awesome.

  13. Dana Rodriguez says:

    YES!That recipe sounds delicious! My cat is awesomesauce because she is my sweet kitty who was dumped here and was wild!Now she is the sweetest ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I have never had a sweet variety of salmon. I am pretty plain with it.

  15. Sherry Compton says:

    I haven’t had a glaze like this on salmon before. We mostly go with a spicier marinade or plain. Salmon is good though and good for you so it would be nice to try.

  16. that really sounds like a well flavored salmon. That has to be yummy!

  17. I’ve never been a fan of salmon but this recipe looks SO good I am going to have to try it! I’m glad people are starting to realize how much artificial things aren’t just in our food but in our animals food as well!

  18. Always looking for new ways to prepare Salmon. No pets right now, but I will keep them in mind.

  19. I love that you created a recipe inspired by Nutrish for Cats! I have heard a lot of great things about this brand, and I’d love to see how my cats like it.

  20. Im not a fish lover but my husband would absolutely die if I made this for him!

  21. This looks so tasty! Both the people food and the cat food, lol. Thanks for sharing. I don’t have a kitty yet, but I’m hoping to change that this weekend!

  22. That last picture is making me hungry. It looks so good. Thanks for the recipe. I am definitely saving it and trying it at some point.

    As for your cat with no name…she looks like she is loving her meal.

  23. This recipe sounds delish! Cant wait to try it!

  24. Lucky cats get salmon flavored anything. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the recipe for people sounds good too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Rachel Ray’s for cats? Wow, that’s fancy!

  26. We’re not big fish eaters, but my family would love it! I like the maple glaze

  27. I love cooking salmon and always need a new way to prepare it. It’s my favorite seafood menu item!

  28. Tiffanie Ford says:

    I would love to try this recipe. My cat is awesomesauce because he is so friendly. He has never hissed at anyone ever.

  29. Salmon is my favorite fish. Love the sound of this glaze!

  30. The maple glaze sounds delicious. I’ve always wanted to cook my salmon this way. I tend to use olive oil, butter and dill.

  31. Salmon is my favorite dish to! We would love to try it with that glaze on it too.

  32. It’s so important to feed our ‘kids’ healthy diets to keep them healthy and happy.

  33. This looks delicious. We’ll have to try the maple glaze.

  34. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Wow, looks like both you and your cat ate some yummy meals! I want to try this glaze on my fish too.

  35. Both the dogs and cats in my family eat Nutrish. Your salmon dish looks great!

  36. sandra davis says:

    The Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon sounds delish. I think my cats are awesome because they are always there waiting for me when I get hope and give me plenty of love.

  37. oh yum! we love to eat salmon. I bet my pets would love nutrish.

  38. Maple glazed salmon is one of my favorite meals. I have never tried Nutrish for my cats and would like to try it. They deserve a little bit of deliciousness.

  39. I had no idea that Rachael Ray had a pet food brand. How neat is that.

  40. The Rachel Rae Nutrish products are great and the cats are huge fans. Your recipe sounds really yummy too!

  41. The human food looks delicious! I totally didn’t know Rachel Ray made cat food along with her dog food line.

  42. I would love to try the recipe. It looks delicious.

  43. Lisa Hollinger Barto says:

    This recipe is making me drool on my keyboard! I love salmon and will have to try it!

  44. Michele P says:

    I don’t eat fish, however would also try it with chicken! My cat is so awesomesauce because he thinks he’s human. In addition to that, he has a stub tail which makes him a bit unique ๐Ÿ™‚ My other cat is also awesomesauce because he has a disability he was born with yet doesn’t let it get him down, and at 13 he’s still going strong.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I am glad that your cat is still going strong. My dogs seem to think they are human, too, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Linda Bradshaw says:

    This really does look good. I have 4 cats! I really want them to be healthy.