Maple-Glazed Salmon

published Jan 8, 2022
Maple-Glazed Salmon Recipe

This simple slow-roasted salmon is topped with a sweet and savory glaze of maple syrup, miso, and soy sauce.

Serves4

Prep5 minutes to 7 minutes

Cook30 minutes to 40 minutes

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pan of maple glazed salmon
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

Salmon is a staple on my weeknight dinner roster. While I have a few tried-and-true recipes I’ve committed to memory, I’m always looking to switch things up — and this maple-glazed salmon has helped me do just that. Salmon fillets are topped with a pantry-friendly glaze made from maple syrup, miso, and soy sauce, then slow-roasted until flaky and glistening. It’s a simple-yet-satisfying dinner that’s sure to become a new family favorite.

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Maple-Glazed Salmon?

This recipe relies on a short list of powerhouse ingredients to lend it bold flavor. Maple syrup is the star, of course, but its sweetness is balanced by umami-rich white miso paste and soy sauce (or tamari), along with a generous splash of rice vinegar for brightness.

Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

The Benefit of Slow-Roasting Salmon

Roasting low and slow at a tame 250°F means you don’t have to worry about the salmon overcooking and becoming unpalatably dry. It also gives the fillets more time to soak up the flavorful glaze without the glaze burning.

What Should I Serve with Maple-Glazed Salmon?

Pair this salmon with a vegetable side dish or two, and dinner is set. Here are a few great additions to the table.

Maple-Glazed Salmon Recipe

This simple slow-roasted salmon is topped with a sweet and savory glaze of maple syrup, miso, and soy sauce.

Prep time 5 minutes to 7 minutes

Cook time 30 minutes to 40 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • Olive oil, for coating the baking dish

  • 1 clove

    garlic

  • 2 tablespoons

    maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon

    white miso paste

  • 1 tablespoon

    rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons

    low-sodium soy sauce or tamari

  • 4

    (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 250°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with olive oil.

  2. Mince or grate 1 garlic clove and place in a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon white miso paste, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, and 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari, and whisk to combine.

  3. Lightly season the salmon fillets all over with salt and pepper and place skin-side down in a single layer in the baking dish. Spoon the maple glaze over the salmon, spreading it in an even layer over the fillets with the back of the spoon.

  4. Bake, spooning some of the glaze from the pan over the fillets a few times as they cook, until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the thickest part should register 120 to 130°F for medium-rare, or 135 to 145°F for well-done.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.