10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (2024)

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In this maple-glazed baked salmon, a spicy-sweet rub tops salmon fillets that are broiled and then drizzled with maple syrup to create a caramelized crust for a healthy, easy dinner ready in under 10 minutes.

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What’s in Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon?

This simple salmon recipe is only five ingredients plus salt and pepper. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Skinless salmon filets—You could serve with the skin intact too, it’s all a matter of preference with this dish.
  • Maple syrup
  • Raw sugar—try coconut sugar or granulated maple sugar
  • Paprika—try smoked paprika for a smokier flavor
  • Chile powder
  • Kosher salt

TIP: I prefer wild-caught salmon for it’s more robust flavor and can usually find it readily available just about year-round at my grocer’s seafood counter. You can also use flash-frozen salmon that will yield just about as tasty of results as fresh.

How to Make Maple Salmon in the Oven

This maple-glazed salmon couldn’t be easier to make.

  • Preheat your oven to broil, then spray an aluminum foil-lined baking tray with cooking spray.
  • Mix up the sugar, salt, and spices in a small bowl, then sprinkle generously over the salmon fillets.
  • Pop the salmon under the broiler for 6 to 9 minutes, depending on how thick your fillets are.
  • After the fish gets ashort broil in the oven, a drizzle of maple syrup sweetens all of those spicy salty bits.
  • Return the maple-glazed salmon to the oven and broil until the maple syrup is bubbling and has formed a crust.

Can I Eat Salmon Skin?

Absolutely! If you buy salmon fillets with the skin intact, leave it on and bake the salmon skin-side down. The skin has lots of flavor and is seriously delicious.

Can I Make This Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon in Advance?

You could definitely make a batch of this maple salmon in the oven and enjoy it cold throughout the week on sandwiches, in wraps, or on salads!

Tips for the Best Maple-Glazed Salmon

  • Broiling the salmon for the recommended 7 to 9 minutes will give you a very dark crust, looking almost burnt. But that’s where the flavor comes in. The first time I cooked this I didn’t let it cook as long and pulled it before the crust could develop so the texture was more of a glaze.
  • The second time I cooked this dish, I cooked it longer. That’s when I enjoyed a wonderfully crusty, spicy but sweet caramelized crust that yes, was dark, but oh so good!
  • I would suggest you check your cooking time at 6 minutes and then check every minute as it cooks to get the preferred crust. The quick cooking time results in a very moist, tender flake of fish. This my friends, is a keeper.

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10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe

A spicy sweet rub tops salmon fillets that are broiled then drizzled with maple syrup to create a caramelized crust for a dinner ready in under 10 minutes.

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Keyword Maple Glazed Salmon, Maple Salmon

Prep Time 3 minutes minutes

Cook Time 6 minutes minutes

Servings 4 servings

Calories 300.21kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons raw brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ pounds skinless salmon fillets cut into 4 portions
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to broil. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, paprika, sugar, and salt

  • Generously sprinkle the chili powder mixture evenly over the tops of the salmon fillets.

  • Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet and broil for 6-9 minutes, depending on how thick your fillets are and how crispy you prefer the crust.*

  • Remove the salmon from the oven and brush the maple syrup over the tops to coat the spice rub. Return to the oven and broil for an additional 1-2 minutes until the maple syrup is bubbling and has formed a crust. Serve immediately.

Notes

*I would suggest you check your cooking time at 6 minutes and then check every minute as it cooks to get the preferred crust.

Nutrition

Calories: 300.21kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.01g | Protein: 34.27g | Fat: 11.29g | Saturated Fat: 1.75g | Cholesterol: 93.55mg | Sodium: 401.43mg | Potassium: 946.13mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 11.25g | Vitamin A: 1522.99IU | Calcium: 47.37mg | Iron: 2.08mg

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  • Saucy Greek Baked Shrimp

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  1. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (14)Lyn

    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (15)
    This is my absolute favorite way to cook salmon. There is so much flavor, that even people who don’t like salmon enjoy this. I cook in on the stove top, pretty side with seasoning down first, then flip it half way through, and lift it off the skin with a thin metal spatula when done. The drizzle of real maple syrup takes it over the top! Thanks, Heidi. I look forward to your Friday newsletter every week!

    Reply

    • 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (16)Heidi

      Hi Lyn, I’m so glad you like it and sounds like you’ve nailed the method. And yes, so glad you enjoy Friday Faves (going 12 years strong!) Thanks for the comment and 5-star rating.

      Reply

  2. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (17)Sheera

    Hi! Is this also good served cold, the next day?

    Reply

    • 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (18)Heidi

      Yes Sheera, I love it on salads the next day!

      Reply

  3. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (19)Nikki

    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (20)
    I’ve made this recipe countless times and it’s a winner because it is so easy to make and sooo delicious.

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    • 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (21)Heidi

      I’m glad you enjoy it Nikki!

      Reply

  4. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (22)sunnyadi

    I love maple custard salmon, definitely gonna try it at home.

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  5. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (23)Jenni

    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (24)
    As the fall just knocked on the door. I wish to make something good, that I could enjoy while sitting on the porch and also at the same time keep me full. You recipe came out to be savior. thank you

    cheers

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  6. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (25)Bryan da Silva

    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (26)
    This dish was wonderful. I added aleppo pepper and ancho with smoked paprika. But the glaze was wonderful. It was a big hit!

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  7. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (29)Clouds Dubai

    Salmon is my favorite, Excellent dish

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  8. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (30)Kimberly R.

    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (31)
    Made this a couple weeks ago and am making again tonight. Love the spicy/sweet combination. It’s delicious and so quick and easy!

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  9. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (32)K Ann Guinn

    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (33)
    Thanks for a wonderful, easy salmon recipe! I am not a confident cook when it comes to fish, but we tried this twice this week and really enjoyed it.

    First, I had some little frozen fillets which came out quite well. Next we had visited the fish market and purchased large, thick fresh salmon to try today. Both times were successful in the end, but I had to fuss a bit to get the fish to cook thoroughly and not burn the crust. (I had the fish about 6 inches away both times, but the top either burnt a bit or threatened to; do you think moving it closer to the broiler would yield better results or burn the topping more quickly?) I may try a short bake first and then end with broiling.

    The end result was delicious (esp. with the fresh salmon!), and we will certainly try again to perfect the cooking/broiling times.

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    • 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (34)Ashley @ Foodie Crush

      That sounds incredible!

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    I really love the recipe! Thanks:)

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    10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (37)
    Best salmon dish ever and so easy!

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    • 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (38)Ashley @ Foodie Crush

      Thanks Dollie!

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  21. 10-Minute Maple-Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe | foodiecrush.com (49)Shirley

    I made this salmon for dinner tonight. It turned out perfect. Hubby loved it and i will make it again. I did include some Slap Yo Mama in the rub mix.

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