I did not become a fan of maple till I graduated from the artificially flavored maple syrup of my youth to the caramelized liquid gold actually tapped from maple trees. Depending on the when in the season it is harvested, the subtle flavors of real maple syrup can also include nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral or spicy. It also contains more than 50 antioxidants…check out the Pure Canadian Maple Syrup site for all sorts of information and recipes.
I love the mixture of sweet and salty paired with salmon…so maple syrup with a splash of soy sounded like a wonderful flavor combination. Ginger and garlic added a bit of zing…and I’m thinking some red pepper flakes would have been nice as well. Bill went to work raving about this recipe…and the lightened up fettuccine Alfredo with which it was served. Stay tuned for that recipe…
Maple Glazed Salmon~
- 3-4 6 ounce salmon fillets, skin on
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Large pinch of ground ginger or to taste
Mix maple syrup, soy, garlic and ginger in a baking dish. Dip each side of the salmon fillets in the marinade, then let sit, skin side down, for about 20 minutes.
Turn on broiler. Spoon a bit more of the marinade over salmon then place 4-5 inches under broiler element. Cook to desired doneness, about 10-15 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets. Remove from oven and spoon some of the syrupy marinade over salmon before serving.
Disclosure: I received samples of pure maple syrup courtesy of The Federation of Quebec Pure Maple Syrup Producers, but the opinions stated in this post are my own. I was not compensated in any way for writing this post.