Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe -
Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon Recipe

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

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"A fabulous sweet and salty glaze is basted on salmon as it grills on cedar planks. The quick and easy glaze can be used on chicken and pork as well. Good quality, grade B, pure maple syrup makes all the difference."

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Original recipe makes 1 side of salmon Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Soak the cedar plank in water for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Place the cedar plank across the grate of the grill as it preheats.
  3. Season the salmon fillet with salt and pepper, and place onto the hot cedar plank skin-side down. Close the lid on the grill, and whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce, butter, lime juice, and lime zest. Baste the salmon with the glaze, and continue cooking until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes total. Serve the salmon garnished with chopped fresh chives and lemon wedges.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2008

I am a huge fan of Grilled Salmon, and have tried two previous maple-soy glazes. This one is the WINNER! It was just the right balance of salty and sweet. I cut the pepper down just a bit (I have small children) and I actually mixed up the glaze and cooked it on the stove in a saucepan and added a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up. I cooked the salmon on the grill without cedar planks but on foil and when it was 90% done, I brushed the glaze on reserving some for rice and veggies. (I doubled the glaze recipe). It was terrific. I had a maple soy glaze recipe from Bon Appetite that I had tried but this one is going to be replacing it. Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2008

Nice combination of flavors but I didn't think this added a whole lot of flavor to the fish. Perhaps if the salmon were marinated in it for a few hours, it would hold more taste. There is a recipe on here for a salmon marinade with brown sugar and soy sauce that we LOVE - I just didn't have time to let the fish soak, so I opted for a glaze, thinking it would work almost as well. I was wrong.


66 Ratings

Apr 13, 2009

This was excellent! I made a few adjustments to bring more flavor to the salmon and to cook inside rather than out. I used double couarsely ground salt and pepper and heavily rubbed the top of the salmon. I also put 1 tsp of ginger and garlic in the glaze mixture. I then lightly pan-seared the salmon in olive oil on one side, placed the fillets in the oven on broil and basted with the glaze about 4 times for 10 minutes (I prefer my salmon more well done than not). It was easy and quick to make and my guests loved it.

Apr 07, 2008

verry good I added some ginger and fresh garlic and glazed frequently under a broil and it was the best salmon I had ever had!

Jan 11, 2011

Amazing! For 2 people, chose to broil @ 450 instead. Used 1.25 lbs salmon fillet & cut in 1/2. Skinned it & rubbed salt & pepper on both sides. Seared all sides on stovetop in olive oil. Dbl the glaze amt (used 6 svg measurements) cooked on stove & added cornstarch to thicken. Broiled salmon on broiler pan for 8 min, taking it out every 2 min to baste generously with glaze. Served with brown rice & mixed veggies & extra glaze. YUMMY!!!!! Thank you!

Oct 20, 2010

I was surprised how good this turned out, I love the salty and sweet combo. Everyone had a second helping of this. Only change I made was that I added minced garlic after reading some of the reviews. I also served the spinach alfredo rice recipe as a side dish from this website, fantastic!!

Jul 13, 2009

I've tried quite a few salmon glaze/marinade type recipes from this website and without a doubt, this is the BEST one out there! (I even tried a recipe that had 1300 reviews with 5 stars and it couldn't touch this one). This recipe also makes a great presentation, better than the photo shown.

Aug 10, 2011

Loved it! Went exactly by recipe except forgot about chives & lemon - nobody was the wiser. This will be our standard for grilling salmon from now on! Thanks!!


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  • Calories
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 33.2 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 740 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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