Maple Glazed Salmon

You only need six ingredients and 30 minutes to make this healthy and delicious broiled salmon with a maple soy glaze.

We make salmon for dinner all the time and while my balsamic salmon recipe is our go-to, I decided to switch things up and try a maple glazed salmon. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Maybe even better than the balsamic salmon?!?

A white dinner plate with a filet of maple soy broiled salmon on top of a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms.

There’s something about the salty and sweet flavor combo — it works on just about anything.

A white dinner plate with a filet of maple soy broiled salmon on top of a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms. There is a blue and white striped cloth napkin next to the plate with a silver fork resting on top of it.

For this marinade I started with the sweet and salty components — tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and pure maple syrup, but also added a few extras to shake things up — garlic, fresh ginger and a splash of lemon juice. Most of the sauce is used to marinate the salmon and the rest is used as a glaze after it’s cooked. It gives the fish a pop of flavor without being too overpowering.

One thing I love about seafood is that most of it cooks really quickly and this salmon is no exception. Once you’ve marinated the fish for 20-30 minutes, you broil it for less than 10 minutes and it comes out of the oven piping hot and flaky, ready to be paired with some veggies for a full meal.

Gotta love a dinner option that’s not only healthy, but also easy and fast to prepare.

A white dinner plate with a filet of maple soy broiled salmon on top of a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms. A fork is resting on the plate with a piece of the salmon on it.

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Maple Glazed Salmon

5 from 1 vote
This broiled salmon with a maple soy glaze is healthy, quick and easy. Impressive enough to serve to guests, but easy enough for a weeknight meal.
A white dinner plate with a filet of maple soy broiled salmon on top of a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms. There is a blue and white striped cloth napkin next to the plate with a silver fork resting on top of it.
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 oz) salmon filets
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together maple syrup, tamari, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and ground pepper.
  • Reserve 3 Tablespoons of marinade.
  • Marinate fish in sauce for 20-30 minutes and preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place on roasting pan, skin side down and broil for 7 minutes or until the filets are heated through. Remove from oven and drizzle each filet with reserved marinade before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz Calories: 289kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 27g Fat: 3g Sugar: 8g

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    5 comments
    1. GiGi Eats Celebrities
      April 25, 2015 AT 12:36 am

      THAT SALMON looks to be utter perfection! Salmon is just… Oh man, my eye candy! And mouth candy! LOL

    2. cleaneatingveggiegirl
      April 23, 2015 AT 2:13 pm

      Yum!! Easy salmon recipes are one of my favorite things to make… now if only salmon was cheaper 😉

    3. danicaliforniacooks
      April 23, 2015 AT 2:03 pm

      Simple, easy, and fresh! Love it!

    4. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      April 23, 2015 AT 1:10 pm

      Salmon is my go-to fish dish. No rhyme intended. 🙂 Lately I have been loving coconut aminos as a marinade. It was a Whole Foods discovery.

    5. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss
      April 23, 2015 AT 12:21 pm

      SOOOO…. I’m going to try this on the Tilapia I have at home. I know it won’t be as great as the salmon, but I’ll let you know how it works!

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