Maple Salmon Recipe

Maple Salmon Recipe

This maple salmon recipe has become one of our family favorites. My kids grew up eating salmon for their Friday evening meals so they do eat decently. But they are still kids and in my humble service as a mother, I have found with my kids especially that they don’t want to eat it with the sliced almonds on top. So that’s why its optional.

Also, this dish comes out very sweet when you use the brown sugar*, a little too sweet in my opinion. Although, if your children are not accustomed to eating fish at all, the sweetness of the dish will warm them up to fish since it is so sweet. And as they become more accustomed to eating this, you can slowly use less and less of it.

Since my family are already fish lovers, the second time I made the dish, I omitted the brown sugar completely and the result was still tasty with a hint of maple sweetness. Even my mother, who doesn’t eat sugar, enjoys this dish.

Happy eating!



  • 6 salmon fillets, or one side salmon
  • cooking spray
  • (1/4 cup packed brown sugar)*
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds, already toasted (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 22o C / 425 F
  2. Place salmon in a baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, maple syrup, soy sauce, mustard and black pepper.
  4. Pour all of the mixture over the salmon.
  5. Cover salmon with foil and bake at 220 C for 10 – 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  6.  Serve & enjoy!
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Maple Salmon Recipe
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Salmon baked in a maple syrup sauce.
Salmon baked in a maple syrup sauce.
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