Maple Glazed Salmon



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This healthy and delicious maple glazed salmon is impressive enough to serve to guests, but quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal.

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? You can be the judge.

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An overhead photo of a plate with a filet of maple glazed salmon. Steamed broccoli is also on the plate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • There’s something about the salty and sweet flavor combo! It’s so delicious!
  • The prep and cooking are both super quick! Just marinate for 20-30 minutes and broil in less than 10. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time.
  • Salmon is a superfood in my book! It’s packed with long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce inflammation and blood pressure. It’s a great source of protein and has a ton of key vitamins and minerals. Studies have linked salmon to protecting brain health, reducing heart disease and weight control. (Source)
Ingredients measured out to make maple glazed salmon: salmon, maple syrup, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, pepper and tamari.

Ingredients Needed

  • salmon filets – you’ll want two 6 oz evenly sized filets of salmon with the skin on. I recommend getting individual filets from your grocer but don’t be afraid of frozen filets, either! Flash frozen fish can be just as healthy. Just make sure the salmon is thawed if you are using frozen filets.
  • reduced sodium tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos – all of these options work well, I just recommend using low sodium so the end product isn’t too salty.
  • maple syrup – can’t have maple glazed salmon without maple syrup! This natural sweetener balances the rest of the flavors perfectly. Make sure you get pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup as that will have corn syrup and a ton of added sugars.
  • lemon juice – this will brighten all of the flavors in the dish. I recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice as opposed to store-bought.
  • garlic clove – adds a delicious, robust flavor to the marinade.
  • fresh ginger – another great addition of flavor to the marinade!
  • ground pepper – to season the dish.
Three photos of salmon marinating in a maple glaze, and the salmon on a sheet pan, before and after being baked.

How to Make Maple Glazed Salmon

Start by mixing together the marinade. Whisk the maple syrup, tamari, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and ground pepper. Reserve 3 Tablespoons of the marinade and set aside.

In a shallow dish, marinate the fish in the sauce for 20-30 minutes. While the fish marinates, preheat the oven to 400ºF. After the fish is marinated and the oven has preheated, it’s time to cook the salmon! Place the salmon on a roasting pan, skin side down. I like to line the pan with parchment paper for easy clean up. Broil for 7 minutes or until the filets are heated through. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the reserved marinade before serving.

An overhead closeup photo of a filet of maple glazed salmon and steamed broccoli on a plate. A fork is flaking off some of the salmon.

How to Serve

This is such a great recipe because it pairs with so many different sides! I love serving it with a grain and a veggie but feel free to get creative! Here are some ideas:

Can You Eat Salmon Skin?

You sure can! The skin contains the same nutrients found in salmon. Just make sure you’re eating high-quality fish from a reliable source if you choose to eat the skin. Of course, it’s a personal preference and you can just slide the flesh off before eating as well!

An overhead photo of a filet of maple glazed salmon and steamed broccoli on a plate. A fork is flaking off some of the salmon.

How to Store Leftovers

This salmon will keep fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. I recommend reheating in the oven or toaster oven for the best results!

More Salmon Recipes You’ll Love

Be sure to check out all of the popular salmon recipes here on EBF!

4.86 from 7 votes

Maple Glazed 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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 2


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


  • 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.
    Two salmon filets marinating in a maple syrup, tamari, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and ground pepper mixture.
  • 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.
    Two broiled maple glazed salmon filets.


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 866mg | Potassium: 211mg | Sugar: 24g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple glazed salmon
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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. This looks perfect! I was wondering why you set the oven at 400 and then use the broiler. My stove has separate buttons for bake and broil.

  6. I’m trying to lose weight so I’m wondering if it is okay to add maple syrup. Would it be too many calories? Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    My boyfriend HATES fish..and he absolutely LOVED this recipe. He must have told me about 15 times how good it was…and that the presentation was fabulous! It was delish! It was SO easy with virtually NO clean-up( which is an added plus)

    1. I’m so happy to hear that, Leah! Thanks for coming back to leave a review and star rating, it means the world to me!