Orange and Maple Glazed Salmon
Only 5 minutes to prep this simple baked Orange Maple Glazed Salmon. The light and flaky citrus salmon paired with sweet, rich maple adds a level of flavor to your salmon unlike anything else. If you love salmon, this is a perfect weeknight dinner to serve with a simple salad and rice. Dinner made easy!
- 1 ½ lb salmon cut into 3-4 filets, if desired
- ⅓ c maple syrup
- 2 T soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 T orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
Whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free), orange juice, orange zest and garlic until combined.
Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with oil and place the salmon filets skin side down in the pan. Pat them fry gently by blotting with a paper towel. Generously season them with salt and pepper.
Spread about ⅔ of the orange maple glaze over top of the salmon filets. Chill for about 20-30 minutes for best results.
Place the salmon in an oven preheated to 400°F and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until close to being cooked to your desired temperature. Add the rest of the maple glaze over top of the salmon and shift the oven to broil on high for about 2-4 more minutes or until the salmon is flaky, golden and reaches 145°F internal temperature.
Remove the salmon from the oven and cool for several minutes. Serve with the extra glaze from the pan poured over top
- The glaze in this recipe will splatter a bit while in the oven. You can lightly lay a piece of foil or make a tent foil over top if desired while baking to keep it from getting everywhere. Just remove it when broiling.
- The thickness of your salmon fillets may vary the cook time slightly when making this maple glazed salmon recipe. I find using a meat thermometer so handy when determining whether it is fully cooked or not.
- While it is suggested that internal temperature of salmon reaches 145°F, not everyone prefers it that done. Adjust the time to your desired temperature. If it is already at the temperature you like before broiling, just skip this part so as not to overcook it.
Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg