Salmon with Maple-Lemon Glaze

One of the perks of living in Portland is having a wonderful library a block from my house. A second perk: they lend MAGAZINES! I love Cooking Light – their recipes are always attractive and tasty, and they provide nutritional information to boot. I spied this fabulous recipe and photo on the cover of this month’s (April 2009) issue. We bought 2 lbs. of wild sockeye salmon from the market yesterday (a THIRD perk of Portland), and devoured this last night. The marinade infuses the fish with a tangy sweetness – a little different, very delicious – and leaves the flesh tender and moist.

Serves 4.

SODIUM CONTENT: 63 mg per serving


2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. pure maple syrup
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. vegetable oil
4 6-oz. boneless skinless salmon fillets
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
cooking spray, for pan


Preheat broiler.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag; seal. Refrigerate 10 minutes, turning bag once.

Remove fish from bag, reserving marinade. Place marinade in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute.

Heat a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle fish evenly with ground pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes. Turn fish over. Brush marinade evenly over fish. Place pan under broiler. Broil 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from broiler and serve immediately.

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5 Responses to Salmon with Maple-Lemon Glaze

  1. Herb says:

    Hey Christy, I don’t have a broiler. Can I grill the salmon instead, and for how many minutes on each side?

    • Christy says:

      Hi Herb! Yes you can definitely grill the salmon instead. I’d recommend a temp around 325 degrees for about 3 minutes per side. Definitely err on the side of caution – don’t overcook! If the filets are thicker, try 3 1/2 mins per side. You can always put it back on the grill but can’t take it back if overdone. Good luck!

  2. Julie Bolduc says:

    I made these tonight! YUM! We will make these again for sure! I made a sour cream dipping sauce with the fresh zest from the lemon and we really enjoyed this meal! Thanks!

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