Maple Soy Broiled Salmon

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

Good morning from New York! I’m here for a super quick visit to attend a launch event for the new Gaiam line at Kohl’s. I got in yesterday evening and I’m leaving this afternoon. The weather has been chilly and damp, but I ‘ve still enjoyed myself. I did a little exploring at Chelsea Market yesterday and then walked over to Hu Kitchen for dinner. My friend, Kris recommend it and I’m glad she did. Everything on their menu contains no dairy, gluten, cane sugar, GMOs or canola oil — right my alley!  I had the organic baked chicken tenders (breaded with almond meal) and a plate of three hot vegetable sides including the market veggies, roasted cauliflower and roasted sweet potatoes. Everything was delicious and I’m already planning to recreate the chicken tenders.

I love that New York has so many places for healthy food options. I wish all cities where like this. I also love that it’s so easy to get a lot of steps in. I got in over 12K yesterday without even trying very hard. Woot!

Okay, on to the topic of today’s post… this lovely little salmon recipe.

Maple Soy Broiled Salmon // quick, easy and delicious

Isaac and I make salmon all the time and while my clean eating balsamic salmon recipe is our go-to, I decided to switch things up and try something new. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Maybe even better than the balsamic salmon?!?

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

Maple Soy Broiled Salmon // quick, easy and delicious

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.

Healthy Maple Soy Broiled Salmon

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Maple Soy Broiled Salmon


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.


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


  1. Reserve 3 Tablespoons of marinade.
  2. Heat oven to high-broil.
  3. Marinate fish in sauce for 20-30 minutes.
  4. 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 the marinade before serving.


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

Do you like seafood? I was a pescatarian for about six years so obviously I’m a big fan. My favorites include shrimp, salmon and crab meat — probably in that order. I’ve started to really enjoy scallops as well, however mussels and oysters, no thanks. I’m not a fan of chewy things that taste like salt water. 

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    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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