Salmon is a delicious and healthy fish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. This maple-glazed salmon recipe is simple to follow and produces perfectly cooked salmon with an amazing sweet and savory glaze.
Salmon is a fatty fish that is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids — it’s so incredibly healthy, and this recipe is so easy. You’ll want to make this dish all the time!
The next time you’re looking for a healthy fish dish, turn to this easy recipe. You’ll want to make it part of your regular routine.
Common Questions about Maple Glazed Salmon
Can I use wild salmon for this recipe?
You can use wild salmon for this recipe. Wild salmon is a little bit leaner than farmed salmon, so it may cook more quickly. Be sure to check the internal temperature of the salmon with a meat thermometer to make sure it is cooked through.
Can I use a different type of fish for this recipe?
Yes, you can use a different type of fish for this recipe. Other types of fish that would work well are halibut, cod, or trout.
Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?
Indeed, you can use honey instead of maple syrup in this recipe. Honey will give the salmon a slightly different flavor, but it will still be delicious.
How long should I bake the salmon?
The cooking time for salmon will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets. For 1-inch thick fillets, bake for 12-15 minutes. For 1.5-inch thick fillets, bake for 15-20 minutes.
How can I tell when the salmon is fully cooked?
The salmon is fully cooked when it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. You can also use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the salmon. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can I prepare the maple glaze in advance?
You can absolutely prepare the maple glaze in advance. Simply whisk together the ingredients and store the glaze in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Can I use foil instead of parchment paper?
Yes, you can use foil instead of parchment paper for this recipe.
- Refrigerate: Leftover salmon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Freezer: Salmon can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Use fresh salmon fillets.
- Don’t overcook the salmon. It should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
- Serve the salmon immediately with your favorite sides.
- Change it up with some basic ingredients soy sauce, olive oil, real maple syrup (pure maple syrup), green onions, brown sugar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, chili powder, orange juice, cayenne pepper, lime juice, fresh garlic, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, coconut aminos, or ground ginger when making this maple salmon recipe.
- Salmon filets
- Maple syrup
- Lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
- Grainy mustard
- Black pepper
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
How to Make Maple Glazed Salmon
- Whisk together the maple syrup, lemon juice, dill, dijon mustard, grainy dijon mustard, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl.
- Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet prepared with cooking spray.
- Use a pastry brush to spread the glaze over the salmon.
- Bake until the salmon is cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that it has reached the desired internal temperature.
- Serve immediately.
What to Serve With Maple Glazed Salmon
Why You Should Make Maple-Glazed Salmon
Delicious – This is a healthy meal that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The luscious glaze pairs perfectly with the flaky salmon.
Easy – It’s easy to make and using parchment paper makes for easy cleanup.
Convenient – All of the ingredients are handy or easy to grab at your local grocery store.
Variations and Add-ins
- Add a handful of fresh herbs, such as thyme or rosemary, to the glaze for extra flavor.
- Serve the salmon with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt for added richness.
- Top the salmon with a sprinkling of toasted nuts, such as almonds or walnuts.
- Serve the salmon with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
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Maple Glazed Salmon
- 2 lbs salmon filet 3-4 pieces – fresh
- ¼ cup maple syrup real
- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed – about ½ lemon
- 1 tbsp dill chopped fresh
- ½ tbsp dijon mustard
- ½ tbsp grainy dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper plus more for seasoning
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt plus more for seasoning
- Make the marinade. Combine the maple syrup, lemon juice, dill, dijon mustard, grainy dijon mustard, black pepper, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk well.
- Measure 3 tbsp of this glaze and set aside for basting the salmon.
- Pour the remaining marinade into a shallow dish.
- Gently place the salmon, flesh-side down into the marinade, while making sure not to get marinade on the salmon skin. Let this rest on the counter for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade and place it on an oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet, with the flesh side up.
- Discard the marinade.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the remaining 3 tbsp of glaze.
- Turn the oven to broil and return to the oven for about 2 minutes or until it reaches the desired doneness.
- Remove from the oven, transfer them to a plate, cover loosely with foil, and let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Serve with slices of lemon.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.