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Easy Maple Sesame Salmon

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Flavor-packed and healthy 6 ingredient easy maple sesame salmon is on the table in only 35 minutes!


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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