If you’re looking for a quick and delicious feel-good dish, this easy maple sesame salmon delivers. After using, reduce the marinade down to become a rich, savory, and sweet glaze for the juicy sesame seed topped salmon.
- 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 baking dish, sealable container, or 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. Cover the dish/seal the container or bag. Refrigerate for 15 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 or until the thickest part reaches 145°F (63°C) internal heat. If desired for crispier edges, broil the salmon on high for the last 3 minutes.
- The glaze: Pour the used marinade into a small saucepan or skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove cooked salmon from the oven. Garnish with chopped scallion and serve with thickened maple glaze.
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