Maple Salmon Recipe

This easy maple salmon recipe is easy to make with 5 ingredients! Maple glazed salmon is a nutritious, kid-approved salmon recipe your whole family will love.

Maple Salmon is a delicious dish that can be enjoyed year-round. This sweet and savory meal is popular among seafood lovers, as it’s easy to prepare and packed with flavor. Not only does Maple Salmon taste amazing, but it also has many health benefits due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids.

To make Maple Salmon, start by seasoning the fish with salt and pepper before baking in the oven for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until cooked through. Once finished baking, top off your salmon with a glaze made from maple syrup mixed together with garlic powder and Dijon mustard for added flavor complexity. For an even tastier experience, you could add some chopped green onions or parsley on top as well!


Overall, Maple Salmon is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something quick yet tasty to whip up in no time! It’s full of healthy fats that are good for your heart while being incredibly flavorful – making this dish one of my favorites when I’m short on time but still want something nutritious yet enjoyable to eat!

I have been making this maple-glazed salmon recipe for over a decade.

It only takes 5 ingredients and a few minutes to prepare and the results are incredible. A nutritious, delicious main dish that my kids absolutely devour.

  • Wild Caught Salmon. The quality of your salmon truly matters. I suggest wild-caught, organic salmon for the best results.
  • Maple Syrup. I don’t suggest making substitutions here, although honey does work.
  • Soy Sauce. Use a gluten-free option if necessary, also coconut aminos are a good soy-free option.
  • Dijon Mustard. choose your favorite mustard variety.
  • Minced Garlic. Freshly minced or jarred garlic both work well. You can also substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for 1 tablespoon of minced garlic.


  • Let’s walk through the recipe step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the video!

Begin by preparing the marinade. Whisk the maple syrup, soy sauce, mustard, and minced garlic together in a small bowl.

  • Then, place the salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat it with the maple syrup mixture.

Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes, turning once halfway through. Note: you don’t have to marinate the salmon if you are short on time, however, I always recommend marinating meat/seafood.

  • Once the salmon is marinated, flip it once more time and leave it in the baking dish.
  • Then, lightly sprinkle the top of each piece of salmon with salt and pepper and put the baking dish in the preheated oven.
  • Bake the salmon uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork and the internal temperature is 125-135 degrees F.

Please note salmon thickness.

  • Make sure to take the thickness of your salmon into account and bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • Remove the maple salmon from the oven and spoon some of the glazes over the top of each piece of salmon.


Serve with your favorite side dishes! Here are some suggestions:


Store leftover maple salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

  • Reheat in the microwave or in the oven set to 350 degrees F until warmed through.


Can you marinate salmon overnight?

  • No, I don’t recommend marinating the salmon overnight. It can result in an off-putting texture.
How long can you marinate salmon?

  • From 30 to 60 minutes.
Do you wash salmon before marinating?

  • I don’t recommend washing the salmon before marinating it.
Can you eat salmon skin?

  • I do not suggest eating the skin. I remove the skin before baking and marinating.

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