maple-glazed salmon

January 8th, 2020

For the past few weeks, I haven’t done much serious cooking — although I’ve made dinner most nights, it’s usually just a really simple baked chicken or fish in a super easy (sometimes store-bought) marinade.  Takeout was a lot easier in New York, so I’ve had to adjust a little for the night when we don’t want to put much effort into dinner.

So I thought I’d share one of my easy, go-to recipes!  You probably have almost all of these ingredients in your fridge right now, so if you want, feel free to whip this one up tonight.  It only takes a few minutes!

I’ve gotten so used to running at 200% for the last few months, I almost cant get my mind around the idea of a full weekend with nothing to do.  We’re heading to the Rodeo tomorrow night, which I absolutely can’t wait for, and hopefully we’re going to start looking at houses in the next few weeks!  Today, it’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m still in bed catching up on Portlandia, trying to motivate myself to get dressed so I can go shopping.  Not a bad day so far!

Maple Glazed Salmon


4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp fleur de sel
Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
1/2 pound salmon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper.  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.

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Tags: food · main dishes

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christy Day // Mar 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Trying this tonight!! Perfect for a small dinner party. Keep the hearty recipes coming! xo, Christy

  • 2 Lindsey // Mar 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious and so easy! Definitely going to have to try it this week! Thanks for sharing!

  • 3 Kristen // Mar 4, 2012 at 2:22 am

    You shouldn’t just be watching portlandia, you should be visiting portlandia. Just saying!

  • 4 Katie // Mar 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    fleur de sel???

  • 5 katy // Mar 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Flaky sea salt — you can find it at grocery stores and Williams Sonoma.  Any sea salt you have on hand would be fine too!

  • 6 Rozi // Apr 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Can you sub honey for maple syrup?

  • 7 Katy // Apr 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I’m not sure honey would go that well!  But if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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  • 9 Tara // Apr 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    i made this tonight… UNBELIEVABLE.  it was a huge success!  thanks for sharing! 🙂

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