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Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Pair freshly caught King Salmon paired with Canadian Maple syrup. Enjoy this sweet and savory Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon recipe that cooks in 20 minutes.

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

We went to Canada last week. Specifically, Niagara Falls for a business/team building retreat with my husbands company. We did all the fun touristy things plus took a half day trip to Toronto. While in Canada my husband scheduled a fishing trip. I’ll be honest, when I first caught wind of this I was a little annoyed. Then, he told me he would be fishing for Salmon and I quickly changed my tune! I know this isn’t a species of fish he can regularly fish for, so I sucked it up and entertained the kids for a day on my own in Canada so he can pursue a bucket list item.

King Salmon Caught on Lake Ontario

I’m happy to report he caught one very large 20+ pound King Salmon. He came back on cloud 9. This also meant we were going to have to carry back all this fish on the plane.

First off, we’ve never really been “Salmon” people. We love fish—but it’s the one fish we rarely ever eat. It’s just a little too “fishy” for us. I will tell you this Salmon was definitely worth the crazy schlepping/transferring of planes. The day that we got home I immediately got to with in the kitchen and came up with this Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon recipe.

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Does Salmon need to be Marinated?

I first combined the Canadian Maple Syrup, Soy Sauce, and minced garlic in a bowl. I used a whisk to whisk this marinade together. Then I placed my large salmon filet in a glass baking dish. I poured all the marinade on top and then I flipped the salmon over (skin side up). I placed plastic wrap on top and placed the salmon in the refrigerator and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes. I like to flip the salmon halfway through.

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

How do you cook salmon?

You have multiple options on ways to cook salmon. You can pan sear, you can bake in the oven (like I did here) or you can even grill your salmon. Cooking times will vary depending on your method. When you purchase your salmon, most seafood counters will include instructions on the label. Always read the labels before cooking.

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Salmon Recipes

Looking for additional salmon recipes? I’ve had a few friends guest post on Katie’s Cucina before and they’ve shared these delicious salmon recipes.

This maple-soy glazed salmon is so easy to make. It’s the perfect beginner salmon recipe. Even the person who claims they can’t cook can make this recipe. So if your a salmon lover or want to start eating more fish in your diet. I hope you’ll give my recipe a try for Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon.

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Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons tamari-reduced sodium
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. king salmon filet
1 tablespoon grape seed oil


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, tamari (or soy sauce), and garlic. Place the salmon in a baking dish. Pour the marinade on top of the salmon (skin side down). Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes (flipping once during the process).
  2. Once the salmon is almost done marinating, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Drizzle the grape seed oil in a glass baking dish. Place salmon skin-side down on the baking dish. *Pour the remaining marinade in a sauce pan and set to the side.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until fish is golden and cooked to 165 degrees internally. While the salmon is baking, heat the sauce on medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to low. Whisking every so often until reduced in half. Set to the side to cool during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  4. Divide fish evenly among plates and drizzle the soy-maple sauce on top. Enjoy.

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