Flavor-packed and healthy 6 ingredient easy maple sesame salmon is on the table in only 35 minutes!
- 4 salmon filets, skin removed (about 2 lbs total)
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds (1 Tablespoon per salmon fillet)
- optional for garnish: chopped scallion
- Place the salmon filets in a large zipped-top bag. Whisk the maple syrup, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic together in a medium bowl. Pour over the salmon filets, coating them thoroughly. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or up to 8-9 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Line the marinated salmon filets on the baking sheet and top each with sesame seeds. Hold onto the used marinade– see step 4. Bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes depending on thickness (about 10 minutes per 1-inch inch thickness– measured from the thickest part of the filet). You can broil the salmon for the last 3 minutes for crispier edges.
- Now, the glaze: Pour the used marinade into a small saucepan or skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat low-medium and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken.
- Remove cooked salmon from the oven. Garnish with a little chopped scallion and serve with thickened maple glaze. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.
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