Maple Glazed Salmon

May 31, 2022

This easy one-pan recipe features flakey salmon caramelized in a simple maple glaze. Pair the salmon with roasted or steamed vegetables and rice for a 20 minute meal!

As Registered Dietitians we often find ourselves recommending salmon as an omega-3 rich protein source. Many of our clients are interested in trying salmon but have yet to find a recipe they love! Maple glazed salmon is one of our favorite recipes to recommend as it is simple to make and super tasty. 

The maple glaze is made with just a few basic ingredients that you might already have in your pantry! The maple mixture reduces slightly as the salmon cooks making it the perfect glaze to pour over vegetables, rice, or other accompaniments you choose to add to the meal.





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Click here for a more detailed nutrition breakdown. Nutrition information is for 4 ounces of salmon and ¼ of the sauce!


  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced or grated
  • 4 filets (1 pound or 16 ounces) salmon, raw
  • optional: chives and sesame seeds to garnish


  1. Whisk the maple syrup, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in a bowl.
  2. Season the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and brown each side of the salmon for about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Pour in the maple sauce, cover the pan with a lid, and let the salmon cook on low for 7-10 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork. 
  5. Spoon the maple glaze over the salmon to coat. 
  6. Enjoy alongside your favorite side dishes. Any extra maple glaze is delicious spooned over rice and roasted broccoli or your vegetables of choice! We garnished the salmon with chives and sesame seeds.


Salmon is a rich source of the EPA & DHA forms of omega-3 fats which play a role in combatting inflammation. We talked more about nutrition tips to reduce inflammation in our blog article and podcast



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