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Maple Salmon

Maple Salmon


While I was looking for new maple dishes to try I came across a recipe for maple salmon on allrecipes.com. The recipe immediately caught my attention as it reminded me of my all time favorite salmon dish, salmon teriyaki. This maple salmon is very similar to the salmon teriyaki in that they are both marinated in a sweet and salty sauce and then broiled until just cooked. In fact I have used maple syrup as the sweetener in teriyaki sauce instead of sugar before so this recipe seemed pretty natural to me. One of the best things about salmon recipes like this is that they are so easy to make. You just marinate the salmon for 20 or so minutes and then broil for a few minutes. So little effort for such great reward! The maple salmon turned out great! The sweet and salty sauce went really well with the moist and juicy salmon which seemed to almost melt in your mouth. I really like the way the maple flavour worked in this dish. I will definitely be making this again!

Maple Salmon

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound salmon
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger (grated, optional)

Directions
1. Marinate the salmon in the maple, soy and ginger for 20+ minutes.
2. Cook the salmon in a preheated oven set to broil for 5-10 minutes. (Pour some of the marinade over the salmon several times while cooking.)
3. Place the salmon on a plate and pour some of the maple sauce from the bottom of the pan on top of the salmon.

Similar Recipes:
Salmon Teriyaki
Misoyaki Salmon
Pan Seared Turkey Breast with Apple and Maple Sauce
Salmon Noodle Soup
Maple and Miso Scallops

Other Maple Recipes

66 comments:

MaryBeth said...

OMG....This looks outstanding, we would have this for dinner in a heart beat!! Fabulous Kevin

Christina Kim said...

Kevin, you just love maple!! You have found endless ways to utilize it.

ttfn300 said...

love the simplicity of it :)

Elra said...

Your salmon looks so silky and delicious Kevin. Simply delicious.
Cheers,
elra

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks so incredible and yet so easy which is just what this insanely crazy time deprived woman needs!!

5 Star Foodie said...

The salmon looks gorgeous! The maple flavors should pair so well with the salmon - wonderful preparation!

Amy said...

Love that the recipe is so simple. I just happen to have a piece of salmon in the fridge that needs to be used....I know what I'm using it for now!

Melissa said...

I've been making a nearly-identical recipe for awhile now...I make mine in foil pouches, though. And to think, I never used to eat salmon! Sacrilege!

unconfidential cook said...

You're the maple man...and this looks like one of your best. What a great idea!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that glazing is fabulous! A marvelous dish!

Cheers,

Rosa

tamilyn said...

Do you think this would work with tilapia or haddock? The hubs and I are not salmon fans (sorry, sorry)but the flavor sounds amazing.

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Another recipe after my maple loving heart.

a said...

Kevin, I came across you blog by chance. I love it! There are so many things here I can't wait to try making in my own kitchen. Thank you, thank you!

Christelle said...

looking dish, excellent post!

OhioMom said...

Oh that looks fabulous, I love the pic!

tigerfish said...

So simple but definitely flavorful!

Debbie said...

Sounds like a great simple recipe with a lot of flavor!

Cara said...

What I like about this is that it only calls for 1/4 cup maple syrup for 4lbs of salmon, and no oil. A lot of similar recipes for sweet fish or chicken seem to call for a lot more syrup (or sugar, honey, etc) per serving and contain some oil as well. This seems relatively light, and I imagine it still has plenty of flavor. Looking forwards to trying it!

Jeanine said...

This looks delicious, Kevin! I recently had a maple butter salmon at a restaurant and LOVED the flavour. This makes me want it again. :)

pookiepantry said...

Ohh, I have made this before from allrecipes as well. Very delicious!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Maple Salmon, now thats a keeper!

Joanne said...

Maple AND salmon...could you tempt me even more?!? The only thing that would make this dish better is butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds so delicious and so quick!

nick said...

This looks/sounds awesome, and how easy was it?

I think some frizzled leeks or an arugula salad would be sublime underneath!

YaniaCreations said...

that temp I have to pre heat and then leave the oven while cooking this recipe?

by the way.. this blog is simply amazing! I have been reading for a while.. but never talking. You are trully gifted!

Katie said...

Looks great I love salmon and this looks like a perfect way to prepare it.

duodishes.com said...

Now that maple month is over, will you still keep giving us maple recipes? Hope so! This would be nice over a simple salad too.

Ryan said...

This looks terrific. I am going to try this recipe tonight. Thanks for the great post

Colin's Mom said...

You and your maple syrup! I can't say anything because I love it just as much. I actually thought of you this morning as I put prepared my Maple Baked Beans for the crockpot. A full cup of maple syrup delight!

Debbie said...

I just got back from Costco with a beautiful Salmon piece and wa..la.. you have a sweet tasting recipe. I make a salmon very similar to this- with the exception of some paprika, ancho chille powder spices and the maple on top of that. Not sure if that's how I want to make my salmon tonight though, I'm looking for a new take recipe. My husband loves heat, which makes it a little difficult.

Ingrid said...

Yay, I want to move to your house or at least be your neighbor. That way I can pop over at dinner time, okay or breakfast after drooling over the pumpkin pie oatmeal. :-)
~ingrid

savour-fare.com said...

This looks really tasty! I imagine the maple and salmon are a really nice combo.

Jennifer said...

I love maple on salmon!! Lovely recipe Kevin!

Marta said...

Looks lovely! Can't wait for grilling-season to plank this!

Ann said...

My God,would love to try this..awesome !!

Cakebrain said...

i love how that big pool of sauce is shimmering with yumminess! salmon's my favourite fish!

Marjie said...

I'll bet you could apply this recipe to chicken or beef, too! I just got a quart of local maple syrup from my farmer milkman, and you're giving me ideas!

Y said...

Oh this looks great! I love teriyaki, and haven't done much savoury cooking with maple, so this would be the perfect recipe, I think.

Helene said...

I enjoy so much maple salmon. Thanks for sharing this recipe Kevin, that's a new one for me.

Claudia said...

This will be cooked. Looks wonderful. You have a way with maple ...

Ninette Enrique said...

Lovely as usual!

Dishesdone said...

Looks fantastic, I love maple anything!

jillian said...

I love salmon teriyaki too and this looks like a great take on sweet and salty!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

That's a first! Maple with Salmon! How cool! It must be a nice change from the standard Teriyaki Salmon!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Beautiful! I make salmon like this often, and sometimes add some orange juice to the sauce.

homecooked said...

This looks so delcious! And its so easy to make.

Kimberlita said...

This looks delicious, and I have to laugh because the only way I used to eat salmon was if it was drenched in maple syrup!!
I even blogged about it a little while ago...
http://tasteofchironto.blogspot.com/2009/02/baked-maple-dijon-salmon-with-tomato.html

Xeyedmary said...

Kevin- I don't often comment, but I wanted to know I read your blog every day- the recipes look SO yummy, and your photography is outstanding. I look forward to reading it every day! Thanks!

ana dane said...

what a gorgeous photo. i made this very dish for thanksgiving this year after a last-minute notice that the person bringing the turkey wasn't going to make it. the salmon was so quick and flavorful, though, no one complained a bit!

Kevin said...

tamilyn: I would prefer this with fattier fish like salmon, trout or black cod but it should be good with tilapia and haddock as well.

Kevin said...

YaniaCreations: I just turned my oven to broil and let it warm up for about 5 minutes.

oneshotbeyond said...

for being so simple it sure is one of the prettiest dishes I've seen you post.

meeso said...

Amazing, really... I love salmon and this will only show it off even more!

noobcook said...

I haven't tried maple salmon before, looks delicious and yet simple :)

Melpy said...

This was delicious Kevin. Thanks for posting. All your recipes are so beautiful.

The Cast-Iron Darling said...

yum! I'm saving this recipe!

Jennifer said...

So funny: I made a compound butter to use on salmon tonight AND I had salmon teriyaki this week as part of a bento box.

Snooty Primadona said...

I finally tried this tonight & it was heavenly! Thank you for such a simple, uncomplicated recipe.

jimmystg said...

I tried it for supper this evening and it was much better than I imagined... And I can imagine well...

Sarah C. said...

This marinade is RAD! I tried this out for dinner last night. After I marinated the salmon, I grilled it in foil packets to keep it from sticking to the grate. It turned out perfectly and was so easy too!

saveur said...

This is absolutely delicious! I made it recently to rave reviews.

http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/maple-salmon/

Saltsea said...

I laughed seeing this recipe. This is the famous recipe my husband won me over with. He came to my little flat with all the ingredients and cooked this for me.

<3 it

Stephane said...

Kevin, tamylin, I can confirm that other fish work well with this recipe.

I used rainbow trout last weekend and cooked it on cedar planks on the BBQ grill.

Unbelievable harmony of tastes with this recipe.

Anonymous said...

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Pille said...

Definitely intrigued by this combination, Kevin!!!

Judi said...

Just did an internet search for maple salmon and your recipe came up. I made it and both my husband and I thought it was delicious!! Thanks for the recipe.

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