Fish & Seafood

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

This easy maple-soy glazed salmon is a great go-to recipe for easy summer grilling.

By Yankee Magazine

Mar 30 2023


Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Photo Credit : Styled and photographed by Liz Neily

This easy maple-soy glazed salmon is a favorite year-round recipe with just four essential ingredients. The salty-sweet marinade is made with soy sauce, maple syrup (or honey), and minced garlic, and works beautifully with salmon, tuna, and Arctic char. It’s a great go-to recipe for easy summer grilling, but can also be made in the oven during the cooler months.


4-6 servings


¾ cup regular or low-sodium soy sauce
½ cup maple syrup
2 large (4 medium) garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds salmon
Oil, for the baking sheet
Toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced scallions, for garnish


In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, maple syrup, and garlic. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture and set aside. Pour the rest into a zip-top bag and add the salmon (cut the salmon into two pieces if needed to fit). Refrigerate and let the fish marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, simmer the reserved 1/2 cup of sauce, stirring constantly, until a spatula dragged across the bottom leaves a trail, about 5 minutes. This will be your glaze.

Pour a thin layer of oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Remove the salmon from the marinade and discard the marinade. Lay the fish on the oiled baking sheet, then bake until the center is firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Brush with the glaze, then garnish with sesame seeds and scallions, and serve with rice and a side vegetable.