Recipe: Maple Glazed Salmon

With so much turkey and ham during the holiday season, I always like to take a little break from those proteins and enjoy some seafood! Salmon is a great source of protein and is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. It also has tons of other nutrients that help your body heal and recuperate after a big workout or even just the busy holiday season.

I also like to experiment with how I season & cook my salmon, just to make it more interesting. During the summer, you absolutely cannot beat the flavor of grilling your salmon on the BBQ. But during the winter, one of my favorites is to make maple-glazed salmon! So juicy and delicious — you have to try this recipe out!

New to cooking fish?

If you are new to cooking salmon, it is not as intimidating as it seems. It is honestly one of the easier proteins to cook! For your very first time cooking it, I would suggest just adding salt & pepper, and then baking the fish for about 12 minutes, until it is cooked through. Add a splash of lemon juice if you like! Once you get more comfortable with cooking fish, you can explore other seasonings, or use other types of fish with the same recipe!

What if I don’t eat fish?

If you do not eat fish, you can definitely use this same recipe for shrimp and even chicken as well. With shrimp, you want to make sure you are cutting down the cooking time and use peeled shrimp. For chicken, depending on how thick your chicken pieces are, you will need to increase the cooking time listed in this recipe. But having the maple flavor on both shrimp and chicken will work really well too!

If you have tried this recipe out, let us know!


Maple Glazed Salmon

A delicious & nutritious way to get your daily protein!

  • SERVINGS: 2 servings
  • CALORIES: 656 kcal per serving
  • 2 salmon filets
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Dab salmon filet dry on both sides
  3. Season both sides with salt and pepper
  4. In a separate bowl, add maple syrup and brown sugar. Mix together until sugar is dissolved
  5. Brush maple syrup mixture on top of salmon filets
  6. Cover the salmon with tin foil and bake for 10 minutes
  7. Remove tin foil and bake for an additional 3 minutes, or until the top caramelizes
  8. Remove from oven, garnish with sesame seeds and green onion
  9. Serve with rice and vegetables!


  • Serving Size : 1 piece of fish
  • Calories: 656 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Protein: 68g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 187mg
  • Sodium: 161mg
  • Potassium: 1848mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 36g
  • Vitamin A: 375IU
  • Vitamin C: 5mg

About the Author:

Joyce Leung

Joyce is the founder of the Joyce of Cooking blog, where she provides recipes, writes about her food adventures, and reviews local eateries. She has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 10 years, in every position from dish washer to general manager. Now retired from the restaurant world, she is a marketing manager for a greenhouse.