Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon

Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon is a simple recipe for salmon that’s simmered with only 2 ingredients as the glaze. Ready in 15 minutes, this flavorful salmon is practically effortless, and cooked in one skillet for an easy cleanup. Serve it with your favorite sides and you’ll have a delicious seafood meal. Ideal for an easy dinner.

Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon…

This is a quick and easy dinner for any given night. It’s delicious and satisfying and you can enjoy and adapt this recipe to your liking.

The marinade in this recipe is what makes this salmon so tasty!

When it comes to dinner, we’re always looking for ways to make it quick, nutritious, and flavorful meals. Similar to some of our other popular recipes like seared scallops over pesto sauce, baked flounder filet oreganata, and quick mussels fra diavolo, be sure to check those too.

And this recipe happens to be one of them.

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How To Make This Glazed Salmon?

With this recipe, there are 4-easy-steps to making this a delicious salmon dish, and you’ll want to keep it for years to come. (*Full printable recipe card below!)

Ingredients Needed for Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon…

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

Salmon – about 8 to 10 ounces of salmon. Good for 1 or 2 servings. If you need additional, you can increase the ingredients to give you additional glaze per serving.

Garlic Cloves – you will need 2 garlic cloves, about 1 tablespoon diced.

Maple Syrup – choose good quality maple syrup for the best flavor, and you will need about 4 tablespoons.

Soy Sauce – choose low sodium soy sauce so you can control the amount of sodium for this recipe.

Olive Oil – we prefer any good quality olive oil for cooking the salmon and creating the glaze.

Seasonings – all you will need is some sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and maybe cayenne pepper which is optional.

Lemon – choose fresh lemon juice to add to this recipe for the best flavor. The lemon juice is added at the last minute or two of simmering the salmon.

Green Onion – one green onion (aka scallion) is all you need, and finely sliced. It is great for garnishing this glazed salmon.

Quick Directions to Make this Glazed Salmon…

This recipe is for 1 to 2 servings. You can easily double the ingredients for more servings.

  1. First, place the salmon into a medium-sized bowl and season it with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Next, add the maple syrup and soy sauce, and allow it to marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Heat some olive oil in an 8 or 9-inch skillet. Toss in the garlic and saute for 1 minute to fragrant. Add the salmon on top, and pour over the salmon the remaining marinade in the bowl. Simmer over moderate heat for a few minutes, until the salmon is cooked and the liquid thickens into a glaze. Brush the glaze over the salmon.
  4. Finally, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon, and simmer for another minute or so. Remove and serve. Then spoon any remaining glaze over the salmon. Garnish with green onion on top.

What Sides to Serve with Glazed Salmon?

You can easily serve this salmon dish with simple, easy sides like cooked rice, couscous, and quinoa. If you prefer some vegetables or a green salad, they too are perfect to pair with this glazed salmon; or you can choose any of these:

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Watch VIDEO! How to Make Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon? (1-minute)

Can we make this glazed salmon in the oven?

Yes, you can. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (180C). You can line your baking pan with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup). Drizzle olive oil in the pan, place the salmon on top. Scatter the seasonings over the salmon, including the garlic, pour the soy, maple syrup over the fish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or more (depending on the size and thickness) until its cooked. Remove, squeeze some lemon juice, and baste the salmon. Then serve.

This is an easy dinner, and it is DE-LI-CIOUS!

Try it! …and ENJOY!

Yield: 1 to 2 servings

Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon

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Garlic Maple Glazed Salmon is a simple recipe for salmon that's simmered with only 2 ingredients as the glaze. Ready in 15 minutes, this flavorful salmon is practically effortless, and cooked in one skillet for an easy cleanup.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 to 10 ounces Salmon
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. of maple syrup
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 green onion - finely sliced, as garnish


  1. Place the salmon into a medium-sized bowl, and scatter over the salmon with some sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Pour over the salmon with soy sauce, and maple syrup and set it aside to marinate for about 5 minutes or more.
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice 1 green onion, and set it aside.
  4. Next, in a medium-sized skillet, add the olive oil and turn on the heat to moderate. Add the garlic and saute garlic for about 1 minute, to fragrant.
  5. Then use a spatula to pick up the salmon transfer it to the skillet and place it over the garlic. Pour all the remaining marinade over the salmon.
  6. When the liquid starts to boil, lower the heat to low and simmer the salmon, uncovered, until the marinade thickens, about 5 to 8 minutes. Use a small pastry brush to glaze over the salmon.
  7. Squeeze half of a lemon (fresh lemon juice) over the salmon, (about 1 tablespoon). Simmer for an additional minute or so. Then turn off the heat.
  8. Transfer the salmon to a serving dish, spoon the remaining maple glaze over the fish, garnish with some green onion on top, and serve.

Yields: 1 to 2 servings


NOTE: if you plan to serve more servings, you can increase the salmon up to 2 pounds, and double the ingredients for the glaze.

Please note the video forgot to add the garlic powder. It's BEST to FOLLOW THE RECIPE in our recipe card and not the video. That's a good rule to follow all recipes on all sites.

Nutrition Information:


1 to 2 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 19.3gCarbohydrates: 30.2gFiber: .3gSugar: 24gProtein: 31.5g

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