Seafood night just got incredibly easy with this sweet, tangy and savory Maple Glazed Salmon. You’re going to want to make it over and over again!
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Did I mention it’s also healthy and satisfying? A win-win situation going on here.
The most difficult part of this recipe is whisking together the glaze ingredients… really!
Maple glaze ingredients for the salmon:
- Maple syrup
- Soy sauce
- Fresh minced garlic
- Dried thyme
- Lemon juice
- Melted butter
Baking time depends on the thickness of your salmon which can vary. I used a 1-1/2 pound salmon filet that was 1-1/4 inch thick and baking time was 25 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons freshly minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1–1/2 pound wild-caught salmon filet (skin on)
- 1/2 large lemon, thinly sliced
- Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish (optional)
- Whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, thyme, lemon juice and melted butter in a small bowl until combined.
- Place salmon in a large resealable bag and pour marinade into bag. Turn to coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place salmon filet (skin side down) on prepared baking sheet. Spoon about 1/4 cup of marinade evenly over salmon. Top with lemon slices.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until salmon is cooked thoroughly and flakes easily with a fork (will depend upon thickness of filet). Top with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.
The FDA recommends salmon to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.