Maple Sesame Glazed Salmon
Recipe type: Main, Seafood, Fish
Serves: 2-4
  • 1-1½ pounds raw salmon
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • 1 T toasted sesame oil
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 2 T soy sauce (or tamari, for gluten-free)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ⅛ t dry, ground ginger
  • ⅛ t crushed red pepper
  • Maple Sesame Glaze (see notes)
  • About 1 lb broccoli, if desired, steamed to desired doneness
  1. In a large bowl or baking dish, combine olive oil, maple syrup, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce/tamari, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper, and whisk well until combined.
  2. Add salmon to the dish or place everything in a ziplock bag, then refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes (I marinated it for a couple of hours).
  3. Prepare the glaze, as per the Note below.
  4. Preheat the broiler in your oven. (Or preheat your grill, etc if you prefer to use something else.) Line the bottom of your broiler pan or a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray the top of the broiler pan or a wire rack liberally with cooking spray or olive oil.
  5. Remove salmon from the marinade and place directly on the broiler pan or wire rack. Pour some of the excess marinade over the salmon, sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper, then place directly under the broiler. Cook for 10-12 minutes, depending on the salmon’s thickness, until opaque and flakes easily with a fork. If desired, about halfway through, pour over the rest of the marinade.
  6. Remove and serve immediately with broccoli and Maple Sesame Glaze drizzled over both. Serve the extra glaze on the side.
For the Maple Sesame Glaze, in a small bowl, combine the following and stir until smooth: 3 T maple syrup 1 t toasted sesame oil 2 T soy sauce/tamari pinch dry, ground ginger ½ t minced chives 1-2 T toasted sesame seeds (I used 2 T, and as you can see from the pictures, it was kind of a lot)
Recipe by Cupcakes & Kale Chips at