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Maple glazed salmon topped with lemon slices and asparagus on a round white plate.

Maple Glazed Salmon


  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 11/2 pound wild-caught salmon filet (skin on)
  • 1/2 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, thyme, lemon juice and melted butter in a small bowl until combined.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Notes

The FDA recommends salmon to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.