Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Published November 7, 2014. Updated April 10, 2019

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This Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon only requires FOUR ingredients and you wouldn’t believe how amazing it tastes! I love when I have recipes like this that call for such minimal ingredients, yet yield such delicious results.

soy maple glazed salmon with rice and green beans on white plate

Easy Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe

You will love the balance of salty and sweet to this soy and maple glazed salmon, and the depth of flavor the maple syrup offers. Not only is the salmon marinated in the maple-soy mixture, but it is also boiled and reduced after marinating to a thicker glaze.

Why let such a good thing go to waste, right? I’m happy to say my whole family loved this baked salmon!

I always get excited to see my husband finish off his whole serving because he’s never really cared for salmon and I’m finally converting him. My kids even finished of their half portions too. Success!

Really, you don’t need the green onions on this, I just added them for aesthetic so if you want to keep this to the minimal four ingredients feel free to do so. Next time I don’t think I will be adding them to mine. Just one more ingredient to buy when really it doesn’t add much.

Dinner doesn’t get much easier. Easy and healthy, I’m all in. You have got to try this maple and soy glazed salmon, it’s one you will want to add to your rotation. Enjoy!

Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon Ingredients

For this easy baked salmon recipe, you need:

  • Skinless salmon filets
  • Maple syrup
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic

How to Bake Salmon

  • Combine maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic in a bowl. Place salmon in baking dish, then drizzle soy-maple glaze on top.
  • Refrigerate the salmon for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the salmon to a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F until salmon is cooked through.
  • While the salmon bakes, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced.
  • Serve salmon warm and drizzle with the soy-maple glaze.

soy maple glazed salmon with green beans and brown rice

How Long Do I Bake Salmon?

At 400 degrees F, you’ll need to bake the salmon for around 15 minutes. The cook time may vary slightly depending on how thick your salmon filets are, but 15 minutes usually does the trick!

Can I Use a Soy Sauce Substitute?

Tamari can be substituted for soy sauce in this recipe. Just make sure you’re not using a low-sodium kind!

Tips for the Best Baked Salmon

  • Double check that you’re using pure maple syrup. You don’t want artificial pancake syrup for this recipe!
  • Wait to add additional salt and pepper until the salmon has been baked. I don’t think the salmon needs additional salt because it was marinated with soy sauce, but you might want to add some.
  • I like serving this soy-maple glazed salmon with brown rice and steamed veggies. It meals preps like a dream!

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Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon

This Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon only requires FOUR ingredients and you wouldn’t believe how amazing it tastes! I love when I have recipes like this that call for such minimal ingredients yet yield such delicious results.
Servings: 4
Prep10 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Marinating30 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes


  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup*
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce (not low-sodium)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper and chopped green onions (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic. Place salmon into a baking dish then pour maple syrup mixture evenly over salmon.
  • Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, carefully rotating salmon once halfway through. Preheat oven to 400 degrees during last 10 minutes of marinating salmon.
  • Spray a 13 by 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray then transfer marinated salmon into greased dish (don't discard marinade). Bake in preheated oven until salmon is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour marinade into a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat slightly and allow to cook several minutes, stirring frequently, until reduced to 1/4 cup.
  • Serve salmon warm with 1 Tbsp of the maple soy glaze drizzled over top and black pepper and green onions if desired (I don't think it needed salt because of the soy but feel free to add it if you think it needs it).


  • Double check that you're using pure maple syrup. You don't want artificial pancake syrup for this recipe! 
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 832mg36%
Potassium 922mg26%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.