Grilled Salmon with Maple and Soy Glaze


Dive into a delectable fusion of flavors with our Sweet Harmony Grilled Salmon with Maple and Soy Glaze. This dish features perfectly grilled salmon fillets, glazed with a sweet and savory blend of maple syrup and soy sauce. It's a tantalizing combination that balances the richness of the salmon with the depth of the glaze, making for an unforgettable dining experience.

Grilled Salmon with Maple and Soy Glaze

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 28g


  • Salmon fillets - 4 (each about 6 ounces)
  • Maple syrup - ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce - 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic, minced - 2 cloves
  • Ginger, grated - 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges - for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Glaze: In a bowl, whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce, minced garlic, grated ginger, and olive oil. Season the mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Marinate the Salmon: Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish or resealable bag. Pour the glaze over the salmon, ensuring they are well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Grill the Salmon: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the salmon from the marinade, reserving the excess glaze.
  4. Grill the salmon, skin-side down first, for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness.
  5. Reduce the Glaze: While the salmon is grilling, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat and cook until slightly thickened.
  6. Serve: Drizzle the reduced glaze over the grilled salmon. Serve with lemon wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Don't over-marinate the salmon, as the soy sauce can overpower its natural flavors.
  • For a caramelized crust, brush some of the glaze on the salmon during the last few minutes of grilling.
  • Keep the skin on while grilling to help the salmon hold together.
  • Pair with steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a balanced meal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake the salmon instead of grilling?

Yes, bake at 400°F (200°C) for about 12-15 minutes.

How can I make this dish gluten-free?

Use tamari or gluten-free soy sauce.

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Yes, honey is a good substitute for a different but equally delicious flavor.

Your Sweet Harmony Grilled Salmon with Maple and Soy Glaze is ready to captivate your palate! It's a harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and umami flavors that will elevate your dining experience. Enjoy this elegantly simple and flavor-packed dish, perfect for a serene summer evening or a cozy night in. Bon appétit!