Cardamom Maple Salmon Recipe -
Cardamom Maple Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cardamom Maple Salmon

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"I am a salmon lover. This is a great recipe for a slightly exotic flavor of Indian inspiration with a maple twist. The flavor is exceptional, delicious, and unique. Orange zest may be added for an extra flavor twist."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Stir salt, paprika, cardamom, coriander, and black pepper together in a bowl. Add oil and maple syrup and stir until evenly combined.
  2. Preheat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Dredge salmon pieces through the maple syrup mixture until evenly coated on all sides.
  4. Cook salmon in the preheated pan until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Be careful not to use too high of a temperature or the paprika-maple mixture will burn.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the maple syrup mixture ingredients. The actual amount of the maple syrup mixture consumed will vary.

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Apr 21, 2014

What an amazing recipe! I made it exactly as written, except that I grilled it outdoors instead of cooking in a pan. The flavor was outstanding. The cardamom really takes this to another level, so don't leave it out! It's a pricey spice, but well worth it! I will be making this frequently, especially for guests because it will definitely impress. Next time I will try it with the orange zest, as suggested. Thank you for the great recipe!

Oct 14, 2014

I loved the flavor combination. Will keep in the rotation for weeknight meals. I like to buy a large tray of salmon at Costco and then freeze it in smaller portions - this is a great way to use the frozen/thawed leftovers.


16 Ratings

Jan 11, 2015

My husband fishes in Alaska every year, I always have a freezer full of fresh Salmon and I am always looking for new recipes this one is a keeper, it is simple and simply delicious. Don't hesitate give it a try.

Oct 26, 2014

I’m always looking for new ways to fix salmon. This was a nice change from what seems like the same old boring seasonings. The spice combination complimented the salmon very well. My only problem was keeping the salmon from burning. Thank goodness hubby is a sport when it comes to eating charred food. I reduced the heat to a lower setting, but the longer cook time still resulted in a slightly burnt coating. I think this would be fantastic cooked on a grill.

Oct 20, 2014

Ahhhhhmazing. But the Cordamom can be overpowering so my recommendation is to use a little less than the recipe calls for. Even so, I followed the recipe exactly and it was fantastic. I cooked it for a friend and she couldn't get enough of it! She said to me: "This is restaurant quality food." Will definitely make again and again.

Oct 13, 2014

Tasted great. Easy to make. Family loved it.

May 05, 2015

Wow! Fabulous flavor and so easy to prepare! I usually poach our salmon, so just made a half recipe of the sauce and poured it on top of 3 salmon filets from Costco. I only used an 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, as some of the family have sensitive stomachs. I added perhaps one or two tablespoons of water, so there would be enough moisture to create steam to poach the fish when the lid was placed on the pan. I'll be making this again and again! UPDATE: I made this for a second time, poaching as before. This time, I sprinkled the dry spices over the salmon, and drizzled a bit of maple on each filet. I skipped the oil entirely and everyone liked it even better than last time. It's my new "impress the company" recipe!

Mar 24, 2015

I used the sauce on a whole salmon I made on the BBQ. It was really good. Everyone in the family loved it though a couple people commented it was a touch too salty. I'll cut the salt back to 1 tsp next time.


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  • Calories
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 654 mg
  • 26%

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

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