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This easy maple salmon recipe is easy to make with 5 ingredients! Maple glazed salmon is a nutritious, kid-approved salmon recipe your whole family will love.

maple glazed salmon with rice and broccoli


I have been making this maple glazed salmon recipe for over a decade.

It only takes 5 ingredients and a few minutes to prepare and the results are incredible. A nutritious, delicious main dish that my kids absolutely devour. Also try this baked salmon recipe – yum!

a fork taking a bite of maple glazed salmon

Maple Glazed Salmon: Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this maple salmon recipe
  • Wild Caught Salmon. The quality of your salmon truly matters. I suggest wild-caught, organic salmon for the best results.
  • Maple Syrup. I don’t suggest making substitutions here, although honey does work.
  • Soy Sauce. Use a gluten-free option if necessary, also coconut aminos is a good soy-free option.
  • Dijon Mustard. choose your favorite mustard variety.
  • Minced Garlic. Freshly minced or jarred garlic both work well. You can also substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder for the 1 tablespoon minced garlic.
a fork taking a bite of maple glazed salmon

How to Make Maple Salmon

Let’s walk through the recipe step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the video!

Begin by preparing the marinade. Whisk the maple syrup, soy sauce, mustard and minced garlic together in a small bowl.

two photos showing how to make this Maple Salmon recipe

Then, place the salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture.

Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes, turning once halfway through. Note: you don’t have to marinate the salmon if you are short on time, however I always recommend marinating meat/seafood.

Once the salmon is marinated, flip it once more time and leave it in the baking dish.

two photos showing how to make this Maple Salmon recipe

Then, lightly sprinkle the top of each piece of salmon with salt and pepper and put the baking dish in the preheated oven.

Bake the salmon uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork and the internal temperature is 125-135 degrees F.

Please note salmon thickness. Make sure to take the thickness of your salmon into account and bake 10 minutes per inch of thickness.

Maple Salmon in a baking dish after baking

Remove the maple salmon from the oven and spoon some of the glaze over the top of each piece of salmon.

a spoon pouring glaze over maple glazed salmon

Serve

Serve with your favorite side dishes! Here are some suggestions:

Maple Salmon on a plate with rice and broccoli

Store/Freeze

Store leftover maple salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Reheat in the microwave or in the oven set to 350 degrees F until warmed through.

a fork taking a bite out of Maple Salmon on a plate with rice and broccoli

Maple Salmon Recipe FAQs

Can you marinate salmon overnight?

No, I don’t recommend marinating the salmon overnight. It can result in an off-putting texture.

How long can you marinate salmon?

From 30 to 60 minutes.

Do you wash salmon before marinating?

I don’t recommend washing the salmon before marinating it.

Can you eat salmon skin?

I do not suggest eating the skin. I remove the skin before baking and marinating.

Maple Glazed Salmon on a white plate

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Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe

Laura
This easy maple salmon recipe is easy to make with 5 ingredients! Maple glazed salmon is a nutritious, kid-approved salmon recipe your whole family will love.
5 from 8 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 206
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Marinating30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce, mustard and minced garlic.
  • Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  • While the salmon is marinating, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Once the salmon is marinated, flip it once more time and leave it in the baking dish.
  • Lightly sprinkle the top of each piece of salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the salmon in the preheated oven uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork and the internal temperature is 125-135 degrees F.
  • Remove from the oven and spoon some of the glaze over thetop of each piece of salmon.
  • Serve warm garnished with some fresh chives or cilantro.

Video

Notes

  • Bake 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • I prefer to remove the skin before baking, you can do so afterwards if you prefer.
Ingredient Substitutions 
  • Wild Caught Salmon. The quality of your salmon truly matters. I suggest wild-caught, organic salmon for the best results.
  • Maple Syrup. I don’t suggest making substitutions here, although honey does work.
  • Soy Sauce. Use a gluten-free option if necessary, also coconut aminos is a good soy-free option.
  • Dijon Mustard. choose your favorite mustard variety.
  • Minced Garlic. Freshly minced or jarred garlic both work well. You can also substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder for the 1 tablespoon minced garlic.
Store/Freeze
Store leftover maple salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Reheat in the microwave or in the oven set to 350 degrees F until warmed through.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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6 Comments

  1. Question… if you’re marinating in the baking dish and putting it then in the oven, are you marinating at room temperature? Or can you put a glass baking dish from the fridge into a 400 degree oven? Not sure that’s safe with temperature extremes?

    1. You can marinate it at room temperature for about 15 minutes, more than that you need to refrigerate. If you are nervous you definitely can let the baking dish sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before baking after marinating in the cold!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for Good Friday meal for the family. As per my son the best salmon I ever made. I marinated one piece ( about a kilo) for an hour and baked at 375. Reserved some of the marinade to baste about 25 min into cooking time. Garnished with green onion and lemon it was beautiful and delicious.
    Thank you for the great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Super easy and tasty recipe! I had extra marinade/sauce since I had a smaller salmon, and it was so good! Absolutely will make again.

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent salmon recipe. I added a bit more maple syrup (if you have dark amber robust maple syrup, it makes this recipe pop even more). I used leftover salmon in green salad, and used some of the baked sauce over greens. Heavenly!
    Thank you. Dear man said this was a terrific way to serve salmon.