Maple-Glazed Salmon

This maple-glazed salmon is sweet and salty with a nice kick thanks to cayenne pepper. It's baked then broiled in foil, making cleanup a breeze.

Maple-Glazed Salmon
Photo: Will Dickey
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 (5 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Whisk maple syrup, lime juice, soy sauce, cayenne and garlic powder together in a small bowl.

  2. Place a large sheet of foil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place salmon fillets, skin-side down, in the middle of the foil. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels. Brush or spoon half of the maple mixture (about 1/4 cup) evenly over the salmon; set aside the remaining maple mixture. Bring the edges of the foil together over the salmon and crimp tightly to contain the maple mixture in the foil. Bake until the salmon just starts to turn opaque, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; open the top of the foil to expose the salmon, but keep the foil edges upright to contain the maple mixture. Pour the reserved remaining maple mixture over the salmon. Return the pan to the oven and turn the broiler to high. Broil until the salmon starts to brown in places, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the pan from the oven. Spoon some of the maple mixture in the foil over the salmon. Let rest for 5 minutes (the maple mixture should thicken slightly). Transfer the salmon to 4 plates and spoon or pour the maple mixture over the top. Sprinkle evenly with chives and salt. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz.
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 218IU 4%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Potassium 769mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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