Maple-Glazed Salmon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2023
This maple-glazed salmon is special because it comes from my mom, both my children like it and it's easy to prepare. I serve this recipe with rice and broccoli. The sauce tastes great on the rice. —Danielle Rothe, Greenville, New York


  • 6 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons sliced almonds, toasted, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place salmon fillets in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, syrup, soy sauce, mustard and pepper. Pour over salmon.
  2. Cover and bake 10 minutes. Uncover and bake 8-10 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with fork. Sprinkle with almonds if desired.
Maple-Glazed Salmon Tips

What kind of maple syrup should you use to make maple-glazed salmon?

If you love sweet and savory maple syrup recipes, you probably know the best brands of syrup. Or, maybe you buy from a local farmer and have multiple grades on hand. Starting in 2015, maple syrup is no longer divided into A and B grades. They are all now called grade A, and instead graded by color and flavor. From lightest in color and with a delicate flavor to the darkest color and intense maple flavor, the four grades are golden, amber, dark and very dark. We recommend amber or dark for this recipe for a nice balance of flavor, but golden would also work.

What do you serve with maple-glazed salmon?

Although there are a lot of side dishes for salmon, maple-glazed salmon would be great with rice and sauteed vegetables like sweet red peppers, asparagus or snow peas.

How long does maple-glazed salmon last?

Like most salmon recipes, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave just until heated through.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 349 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.