This super simple Maple Glazed Salmon is quickly cooked under the broiler for a healthy, gourmet entree. Even though it’s healthy, you will be wanting seconds. Trust me!
Maple Glazed Salmon
I did not become a fan of maple till I graduated from the artificially flavored maple syrup of my youth to the caramelized liquid gold actually tapped from maple trees. Depending on the season it is harvested, the subtle flavors of real maple syrup can also include nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral or spicy. It also contains more than 50 antioxidants.
Maple syrup enhances so many recipes, not just pancakes, and waffles, but even vegetables like these Maple Pecan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Check out the Pure Canadian Maple Syrup site for all sorts of information and recipes. Then grab your real maple syrup and make this quick recipe for Maple Glazed Salmon.
A Divine Sweet and Salty Marinade!
I love the mixture of sweet and salty paired with salmon in this Maple Glazed Salmon recipe, so maple syrup with a splash of soy sounded like a wonderful flavor combination. Ginger and garlic added a bit of zing, and I’m thinking some red pepper flakes would have been nice as well. I’ve updated the photos with a mango, pineapple and strawberry salsa served atop the salmon. Another beautiful pairing with this Maple Glazed Salmon dish. Bill went to work raving about this recipe, and the lightened up Fettuccine Alfredo with which it was served. Stay tuned for that recipe.
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Used in This Recipe:
- 4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin on
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Large pinch of ground ginger or to taste
- Mix maple syrup, soy, garlic and ginger in a baking dish. Dip each side of the salmon fillets in the marinade, then let sit, skin side down, for about 20 minutes.
- Turn on broiler. Spoon a bit more of the marinade over salmon then place 4-5 inches under broiler element. Cook to desired doneness, about 10-15 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets. Remove from oven and spoon some of the syrupy marinade over salmon before serving.
Serving Size:1 fillet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 38g
- 2 cups diced fruit, I used about 1/4 cup small diced strawberries, then equal parts diced mango and pineapple
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of one lime (or half a large lime)
- A pinch of kosher salt
- Minced cilantro
- Gently toss together fruit, onion and jalapeno. Add olive oil, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Add cilantro, mix carefully and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g