Published Jun 18th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional 30m Ready In 60m
Servings 4 servings Calories 264.8

This is the best and most delicious salmon recipe, and very easy to prepare. I love maple in everything and put this together one night. My husband totally loved it; he did not like salmon that much until he had this.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound salmon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. 2 Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. 4 Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 264.8
  • Carbohydrate 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Fat 12.4 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 23.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 633.1 mg
  • Sugar 11.9 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.


  1. I make this recipe exactly as is and I absolutely love it. If I lived on a farm and this recipe was a pig I'd want to keep it as a pet and give it only the finest table scraps. I'd probably name it Oinker, or maybe Oinkr in a pathetic attempt to seem trendy. - Read more ...
  2. Even though my husband doesn't often enjoy "sweet" meat, he likes this one. I purchased frozen salmon and made up the marinade as the salmon was thawing. The changes I made: I don't like to use garlic salt so I decided to omit it. I used light maple syrup so I added a tablespoon of - Read more ...
  3. ************ Mondo- beyond extra stars!!!! This is the best way to do salmon- EVER! In a restaurant or at home. YUM!!!!!!!!!!! I followed the recipe exactly- and added a tablespoon of horseradish. (I knew it would be too sweet for us- we're spicy people here!) This recipe is awesome and delish! I cooked my salmon - Read more ...
  4. This is a great recipe with one change. Add fresh ginger... I use about a tablespoon, or a little more/less to taste. I also don't add garlic salt. The soy sauce is enough to add plenty of salty taste and sodium. To marinade this, I just place the glaze in a shallow dish and lay - Read more ...
  5. The recipe was pretty good as is. I would specify that cooking salmon is not as simple as placing in oven for x amount of time. You should cook salmon based on thickness. Bake uncovered in a preheated 450°F oven for 4-6 minutes for each .5 inch of thickness. As others have stated, you shouldn't - Read more ...
  6. This was an interesting salmon recipe. The maple syrup is very nice for the taste buds, though personally, I'd use a little less syrup. (I used the real deal organic maple syrup, though, so perhaps the taste was a little stronger?) Anyway, the problem I have with this recipe is the contrasting tastes. Although syrup - Read more ...
  7. oh my!!! this has got to be one of the yummiest things i've cooked lately! i used organic DARK maple syrup.. natural soy sauce (tamrari) and made it in tin foil.. placed in a glass pie plate... opened during last 5 min or so and broiled it.. also drained off sauce.. reduced it in a - Read more ...
  8. I have made this once. My family REALLY liked it, especially me because it was easy. The only thing I did different was instead of using a shallow baking dish I placed the salmon on foil, poured on the sauce and wrapped it up so that there would be maximum sauce on salmon coverage. I - Read more ...
  9. One of my favorites with this small variation. I bake in foil for 15 minutes and then break open the foil under the broiler for the last 4-5 minutes. This makes for a dryer crisper outer crust that our family likes.
  10. Hi - this is Starflower and I submitted this recipe. Just wanted to let you never marinate fish for more than 30 minutes! It is not like meat. Per professional chefs.
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