This Maple Ginger Baked Salmon is perfectly tangy and sweet, and baked to perfection. Get the flakey salmon texture you’ve always wanted with a delicious maple ginger sauce to boot. Baked Salmon is served! Enjoy.
How to Bake Salmon
This baked salmon is the recipe you’ve been looking for! You know that perfectly flakey salmon texture you love and can only perfect once in a while or when you’re ordering at a restaurant?! Well, we’re here to make your baked salmon dreams come true with this perfectly cooked, perfectly saucy, perfect baked salmon. And it’s super easy to make.
There are seriously only two crucial steps to this recipe. 1: make sure you pat your un-seasoned salmon dry with a paper towel to draw out all the moisture before you pour the sauce over your filets and bake.
And 2: make sure you cook your salmon on high broil. I know the broiler can be a scary setting (we’ve all forgotten about hamburger buns we were just trying to lightly toast only to remember them when you catch a whiff of burnt-to-a-crisp bread…), but your baked salmon will NOT start on fire, and it WILL be perfectly flakey and delicious after the 8 minutes (seriously, the salmon filets will be cooked in under 10 min.) on high broil. Now all you need to do is decide what to serve with this deliciousness.
Serve this baked salmon with our delicious Simple Asian Salad, or one of these other tasty salad pairings:
- Best Kale Salad Recipes
- Pomegranate and Pear Kale Salad
- Crunchy Asian Kale Salad
- Massaged Kale and Fennel Salad
Maple Glazed Salmon Sauce
This sauce is perfectly tangy and sweet, and easy to whip up with just a few ingredients (seriously, only 3!!) that you likely already have in your cupboards at home, including:
Soy sauce: we’ve tested this with both regular soy sauce as well as low sodium soy sauce, and both turned out great. Feel free to use whichever you prefer! Otherwise, coconut aminos will work as well.
Maple syrup: we prefer to use 100% maple syrup for a much better flavor and no high-fructose corn syrup.
Fresh grated ginger: the flavor of fresh-grated ginger will give this sauce the most delicious ginger-y tang. Simply scrape away the ginger peel with the side of a spoon, and then grate.
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Baked Salmon Recipe Video
- 2 4-oz. salmon filets
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- Preheat oven to high broil. We used an 8×8 pan, but you can use any size. Spray your pan with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.
- Next, draw moisture out of your salmon by patting each fillet down with a paper towel. Place salmon into your baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, and grated ginger. When all ingredients are combined, pour over salmon fillets making sure they are completely covered in sauce.
- Place salmon in the oven and broil on high for 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve with our Asian Kale Salad.
Tips & Notes
- This recipe was updated on March 10, 2019.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/2 recipe Calories: 262 Sugar: 12 Sodium: 459 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 14 Protein: 28
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