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Maple-Glazed Salmon

I have a few good recipes for family-favorite, heart-healthy salmon, but this one is always a hit. I serve it this way at least once a week and sometimes more! —David Krisko of Becker, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh thyme sprigs, optional


  • In a small saucepan, bring the grapefruit juice, vinegar, syrup and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Transfer 2 tablespoons to a small bowl; add oil. Set remaining glaze aside.
  • Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper; place skin side down on grill rack. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-6 in. from the heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10-12 minutes, basting occasionally with maple-oil mixture. Drizzle with reserved 2 Tbsp. glaze. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 266 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • delowenstein
    Mar 17, 2017

    This recipe is GREAT! I used orange juice since I cannot have grapefruit juice due to medical restrictions. I did not have regular olive oil, so I used extra-virgin olive oil. I also broiled fish up to 20 minutes and fork-tested it for doneness. These were the only 2 changes!

  • I_Fortuna
    Mar 17, 2016

    This is the only way I love salmon anymore. I was spoiled by Gaucho grill in California that serves their salmon with a sweet glaze. LOL : )

  • readerboehm
    Sep 2, 2015

    Absolutely outstanding. Super easy to make. The glaze is thinner than we expected but any thicker would have been too sweet. We used grapefruit juice... Just remember fish should only cook to internal temperature of 140 degrees.

  • kdots14
    Oct 21, 2013

    This was delicious! I didn't have any grapefruit juice on hand, so I substituted orange juice as other reviewers did. Really good, will make again!

  • KThorvaldson
    Sep 7, 2012

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  • Cor2416
    Nov 9, 2011

    My whole family loved this! We have medical restrictions on grapfruit, so I substituted orange juice and it was SO good! My 4 and 6 year old LOVED it!

  • Belinda9652
    Mar 3, 2011

    My family and company love this recipe.