Maple-Soy Salmon Filets

I love salmon but, who would imagine it with maple syrup!  When I first read this recipe in some magazine a long time ago, I was really curious and knew I had to try it.

Did you know that salmon are bred originally in fresh water but swim out to salt water for most of their lives?  Then at some point, they swim back upstream, fighting the strong currents, challenging nature’s gravity and whipping their flipper-like tails to return to fresh water for spawning, only to die.  Talk about sacrificing for the young!  It is an amazing thing and one more reason to mad for salmon besides its fantastic flavor. 

This pungent glaze is packed with tangy and sweet flavors and works perfectly with the richness of salmon.  It makes, without a doubt, the best and the most delicious salmon I have ever eaten.  It has just a few ingredients along with the syrup; soy sauce, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper and it requires nothing else.  You will understand once you taste it!

 Maple-Soy Salmon Fillets


4 salmon fillets
Salt and pepper
½ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Season filets with salt and pepper.
Whisk remaining ingredients together. 
Lay salmon filets skin side down in 9”x13” baking dish.
Using a pastry brush, spread a thick layer of the maple-soy glaze over tops and sides of salmon.
Bake 20-25 minutes until flesh flakes when tested with a fork.
Baste filets a couple of times with the glaze.
Place on platter and serve. 

Absolutely delicious!!!


  1. I just love salmon and this really intrigues me, a definite for the near future. Diane

  2. That looks really great Pam....I just love salmon!!

  3. Hi Pam... I too love salmon, and the maple doesn't surprise me at all. I'm a huge fan of the sweet and the salty together. It gets me in more trouble than you could imagine. Things are looking delicious here usual. Thanks for poppin in on me and leaving a comment. You're the best. Take care, Keri

  4. Pam, This looks delicious! I've recently found a recipe using orange juice, it carmelizes into a beautiful looking crust. YUM

  5. I love fish and this sounds wonderful and easy=I will definitely try it!...Hope you have a great week, Pam.

  6. I always mean to eat more salmon. This recipe sounds perfect to me because I love maple syrup! Yum.

  7. I am sure these are so sticky and loaded with flavour - a lovely idea!

  8. We eat salmon often, so I'm always looking for new recipes.

  9. We eat a lot of salmon. It's not my husbands favorite, but my daughter often requests it. This recipes sounds good, worth a try.

  10. Love maple syrup and beginning to really enjoy Salmon! Yours looks delicious! Great recipe!

  11. I got some maple syrup half price last week - must be a sign I need to try this recipe!!

  12. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, I found out that intriguing things can be pretty good! :-)

    Sandi, it's sooo good! Next time I will put it on the grill and baste with the sauce.

    Sam, Keri too: at first the thought of maple syrup with salmon kind of put me off and I was in a hurry for a salmon recipe so just went with it and was glad I did. Now stay out of trouble with that sweet, salty thing! ;) Cheers!

    Moogie, that sounds really great with the orange caramelizing and I'm wondering what you made!

    Diane, thanks and you have a great rest of the day!

    Jacqueline, thanks! I'm guessing your cats might like this without the sauce! Take care!

    Kim, try this and I think you might like it! The glaze goes perfectly with the salmon. Thanks for the visit!

    Lucie, yes! Sometimes sticky works just fine. The syrup makes it lip-smacking delicious!

    Mimi, me too! If you come up with a good new one, be sure to let me know! Thanks for stopping by!

    Lyndsey, I know what you mean! I really like salmon and would make it more often but Bill is not a huge fan of it even though he loves seafood. This recipe helped with that! Hope you make it for your daughter!

    Dishesdone, now's the time to try it since you're starting to like salmon! Thanks for the visit!

  13. Brownieville Girl, that's certainly a good sign so now you just have to make it! ha ha! You really got a good deal!!!

  14. I'm not a huge fan of salmon but hubby loves it and I know it's good for me, so I'm always looking for ways to prepare it that might suite my taste buds. I've definitely bookmarked this one to try!

  15. Hi Pam, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting:)

    We are plenty spoiled here in Oregon with lots of fresh Pacific salmon... so a new recipe is always good. My absolute fav is a citrus marinade from our Jr. League book... I can email it if you are interested.

    And, I love your quotes on the sidebar, good for a chuckle.

  16. I love salmon with maple - this recipe sounds like one I'd love!

  17. Salmon fillet with Maple syrup! Must be so interesting. Thank you,, dear!
    Best wish,

  18. Mags, your opinion of salmon is the same as Bill's. Maybe you'd like this one.

    Heather, you're welcome! It sounds good with your recipe, always looking for a new one. Thanks for stopping by!

    Deborah, I'm happy you like it. Have a good day!

    My Little Space, it surprised me with the syrup! Thanks to you!

  19. Unusual but very interesting taste!! Brava Pam!

  20. We usually have slamon at least every 2 weeks. I once had it grilled with butter and brown sugar, it was so good, like eating candy. Your recipe sounds good too, plus it is healthy!

  21. Zia Elle, yes! I thought it was unusual myself but it's really good. Thanks!

    midwesttomidlands, oh! Now that really sounds good with the butter and brown sugar. I will have to look into that! Thank you!

  22. This is very unique for salmon but sounds delicious! I love sweet and savory flavors together.

  23. Cinnamon-Girl, it is unique and I was greatly surprised with it. It's worth a try!


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