This Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is sure to become one of your favorite dinner meals. Light and flaky salmon cooked in a delicious glaze sauce that is ready to eat in under 15 minutes!
The glaze provides the perfect balance of sweetness from the maple syrup and the saltiness of the soy sauce. And the salmon absorbs just the right amount of those flavors as it cooks with the glaze.
In addition, the exterior surface crisps up every so slightly to provide the perfect balance of texture inside and out.
Serve it with your favorite side dish for an easy, healthy meal any day of the week.
Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe
- Salmon Filets, boneless
- Salt, to taste
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- Pure maple syrup
- Soy sauce, low-sodium
- All-purpose flour
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Whole Lime
The first step in making Maple Glazed Salmon is to prepare the salmon filets. The amount of work that you need to do depends on if your filets are skinless and if they are cut into individual sections.
If you purchased a large, single salmon filet, you will most likely need to remove the skin from the underside. Although it is easy to do yourself, if you are buying it out of a butcher case, you can ask them to remove the skin for you.
However, if you already have your filet and need to remove the skin, don’t worry. It is super easy to do!
How To Remove Skin Off Salmon Filets
Start with a sharp boning knife. Then starting at the thickest part of the filet, slowly insert the edge of the knife under the skin.
Now use your non-dominant hand to pull the skin upward as it loosens. Once you can grab enough of the skin, slowly pull it back, gliding the knife on the underside of the skin.
One you have the skin removed cut the salmon into 4 equal sections. You will not need to do this if you bought individual filets.
Now that the skin is removed, and the filets are cut, it is time to make this Maple Glaze Salmon recipe.
Start by patting the salmon filets dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Then season both sides of each of the filets with salt and pepper to taste, then set aside.
Next, in a small bowl, mix together the pure maple syrup, soy sauce and minced garlic and stir until well combined. It is highly recommended that you use pure maple syrup for this recipe.
Use Pure Maple Syrup
Not only does the taste make a huge difference, but pure maple syrup is also thinner than store-bought, processed breakfast syrup. Not to mention, that there are no additives that will change the taste or texture of the maple glazed salmon during the cooking process.
Once you have the syrup and soy sauce mixed, set it aside. Then add 1/4 cup flour into a shallow plate or bowl.
Working with one filet at a time, dredge both sides of salmon in flour, shaking off any excess flour, set aside.
Now heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the extra virgin olive oil. While the pan is heating up, use a pastry brush to brush the former skin side of each salmon filet generously with the glaze.
When the oil is hot, place the glazed side of the salmon filets into the hot oil. Then brush the top side of the filets with remaining glaze.
Cook the salmon on the first side for 3-4 minutes. Flip when the thickest side of the salmon is half way cooked.
You will notice the change in color up the side of the salmon as it cooks. Once you flip the salmon, continue to cook the second side another 3-4 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through and is light and flaky.
Remove the salmon from the pan and drizzle the remaining glaze in the pan on top before serving.
Finally, cut the lime in half and use one half to squeeze fresh lime juice over the top of the maple glazed salmon filets. Then cut the remaining half into 4 wedges and serve with the salmon as a garnish.
What To Serve With Maple Glazed Salmon
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Instant Pot Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Easy Caprese Salad
- Keto Cauliflower Casserole
- Cucumber, Onion & Tomato Salad
Other Delicious Ways To Cook Salmon
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- 4 Salmon Filets, about 6 oz each
- Salt, to taste
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Fresh Parsley
- If you salmon filets still have the skin attached, remove it with a sharp boning knife. Then pat the salmon filets with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Season both sides of each of the salmon filets with salt and pepper to taste, set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, soy sauce and minced garlic, and stir until well combined.
- Pour 1/4 cup flour into a shallow plate or bowl and working with one filet at a time, dredge both sides of salmon in flour, shaking off any excess flour, set aside.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the extra virgin olive oil.
- Brush the skin side of each salmon filet generously with the glaze. When the oil is hot, place the glazed side of the salmon filets into the pan. Then brush the top side of the filets with remaining glaze.
- Cook the salmon on the first side for 3-4 minutes. Flip when the thickest side of the salmon is half way cooked. You will notice the change in color as it cooks.
- Cook the second side another 3-4 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through and is light and flaky.
- Drizzle the glaze on top on the salmon before serving.
- Cut the lime in half and use one half to squeeze fresh lime juice over the top. Cut the remaining half into 4 wedges and serve with the salmon as a garnish.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 11g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.