This Sherry Maple Glazed Salmon is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors! A easy & healthy dinner recipe with only 5 simple ingredients that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Sherry Maple Glazed Salmon
Salmon is our family’s favorite protein (even the kids!)
Mondays in our house are designated “Salmon Mondays” — about once a month we try a new salmon recipe, like this Sherry Maple Glazed Salmon.
Why Maple Syrup?
There’s something about maple syrup that perfectly complements salmon – it’s the classic pairing of sweet and savory!
We use maple syrup as a sweetener in a lot of our recipes, from dinners to desserts, because it is generally considered a better-for-you alternative to refined white sugar.
We love Crown Maple because it is organic, estate produced maple syrup. Many of the maple syrups you’ll find in supermarkets are actually a blend of all different kinds of maple syrup, with questionable quality standards. However, Crown Maple produces all of their own syrup on site and they have some of the most high-tech purification processes in the industry.
Plus, Crown Maple syrups are low glycemic, paleo, gluten free, vegan, and sustainable. They fit into just about any diet or healthy lifestyle.
Related: Try Crown Maple with our favorite Gluten Free Pancakes recipe!
For this Maple Glazed Salmon we used Crown Maple® Amber Color Organic Maple Syrup, which is a classic flavor. However, Crown Maple also makes a wide variety of infused maple syrups that I can’t wait to experiment with! (See all their products here).
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- Salmon filets (6-8 ounces each)
- Crown Maple® Amber Color Organic Maple Syrup
- Sherry vinegar
- Garlic powder
- Lemon juice
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How to Make Sweet & Savory Maple Glazed Salmon
Combine Crown Maple® Amber Color Organic Maple Syrup, sherry vinegar, garlic powder, and juice from one lemon in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Pour half of the marinade in a gallon zipper bag and set aside the mixing bowl with remaining sauce for later.
Place salmon filets in bag with marinade for 2-3 minutes while your sauté pan heats up.
We prepared our salmon filets using my husband’s favorite pan-frying/steaming technique. Click here for a photo tutorial to cook salmon using this foolproof method. It’s surprisingly easy and gives you restaurant-quality results every single time. (If I can do it, anyone can!)
When salmon is done cooking, remove skin and top with the extra sherry maple sauce.
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This Sherry Maple Glazed Salmon is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors! A easy & healthy dinner recipe with only 5 simple ingredients that's ready in less than 30 minutes.
- 4 salmon filets 6-8 ounces each
- 1/2 cup Crown Maple® Amber Color Organic Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lemon juiced
Combine Crown Maple® Amber Color Organic Maple Syrup, sherry vinegar, garlic powder, and juice from one lemon in a mixing bowl and whisk together.
Pour half of the marinade in a gallon zipper bag and set aside the mixing bowl with remaining sauce for later.
Put salmon filets in bag with marinade for 2-3 minutes while your sauté pan heats up (medium heat).
When pan is ready, place salmon filets skin side up on pan with 1 Tablespoon cooking oil. Give the pan a little shake right after you put on the salmon, so they are sure not to stick.
Once salmon is cooked halfway through, flip so skin side is facing down. You will see a distinct line in the middle of the filet when it’s time to flip (about 7-10 minutes).
Turn off heat, cover, and let salmon filets steam ten minutes for medium doneness.
- When salmon is done cooking, remove skin and top with the extra sherry maple sauce.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
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