Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kids' Favorite Maple Syrup Salmon

We had a family brainstorm session on what to call this sweet, somewhat teriyaki-ish salmon recipe. 'Cause Teriyaki Salmon seemed boring this time. They were thrilled to know there was maple syrup in it, and it's their favorite as of today. So, there you have it. Kids' Favorite Maple Syrup Salmon it is. I have a feeling, if I start saying there's maple syrup in every dinner, there's a better chance of less whining...

What you need:

1-2 pounds salmon fillets
1 tsp. coarse salt or 1/2 tsp. regular table salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 C. maple syrup
2 T. soy sauce (if avoiding gluten, La Choy or other wheat-free brand)
2 T. melted butter
2 T. fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. lime zest
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
2 T. chopped fresh chives or 2 tsp. dried chives
lemon wedges

How you make it:

Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Place on broiler pan under broiler on high in oven (or you could use a grill) and cook for a few minutes while whisking together the maple syrup, soy sauce, butter, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, and garlic. Baste the salmon with the glaze, flipping it once and basting it again. Continue cooking for a total of about 10 minutes. Until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. 
Serve garnished with chives and lemon wedges.

We had this with rice and green beans. Super-fast, easy, healthy, and light. See if your crew says, "Make this EVERY night!" and "This salmon tastes like candy!"....Maybe we'll start calling it Candy Salmon.


  1. I made this tonight! Thanks for the idea. Yum (I altered it slightly). I used fat free syrup because that's what I had and didn't use ginger (not a fan of it and didn't have any). Served it with brown rice and broc. We all liked it. Maybe call it "Syrup Salmon." Just kidding.

  2. So glad you tried it! "Syrup Salmon" was one of the ideas that kept coming up! But it somehow doesn't sound appealing, does it. Thanks for the comment/feedback!

  3. I am making this tonight for my kids. I kept looking for where you used the lemon :)

  4. Oh yeah. As the garnish. :) Hope you all like it! Thanks for commenting!

  5. Next time I will remember to baste more than once-it was a little lacking in flavor because I forgot to do that. I also like the name Candy Salmon, or just Maple salmon.