Maple & Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

4 simple ingredients is all it takes to make this restaurant quality glazed salmon – PERFECT for a weeknight dinner!

maple brown sugar salmon

Salmon has to be one of the healthiest foods we can eat.  I know personally we don’t eat nearly enough of it.

Part of the reason is that it’s hard to find Wild salmon in the Midwest.  Well to be honest it’s harder to find everywhere over farm raised.

I know farm raised is cheaper, the fillets are HUGE but I urge you to avoid farm raised ANYTHING.  Farm raised salmon has been found to have antibiotics, pesticides, dioxins in them just to name a few.  Click here to Dr. Axe’s page if you’d like to understand more about the dangers.

I buy my wild salmon at Costco.  That’s really the only place I can find it unless I buy it online, which I have also done.frozen bag of wild sockeye salmon from costco

I would literally eat this maple and brown sugar salmon daily if I could.

This recipe has melted butter, a little brown sugar, maple syrup and a dash of Tamari (soy sauce) to bring out the salmons delicious flavor.

If you serve the salmon over some garlic parmesan orzo it will soak up some of the sauce and it is to die for!  It’s ready in under 15 minutes and makes the PERFECT weeknight meal.





Lemon Orzo with Asparagus and Tomatoes



Maple & Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Fish is one of the easiest go to weeknight dinner ideas because of it’s simplicity. No complicated recipe here, just great salmon.

  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings (4 oz ea) 1x


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Tamari sauce



  1. Preheat the broiler to 500
  2. Place the salmon in an oven proof dish (cast iron works best) and brush it with a little olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Broil it for 10-12 min or until the fish flakes easily with a fork


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat
  2. Add the sugar, syrup and Tamari sauce
  3. Let cool
  4. Brush over the salmon


  • Calories: 227
  • Sugar: 3 gr
  • Sodium: 486 mg
  • Fat: 13.5 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 gr
  • Protein: 24 gr
  • Cholesterol: 86 gr

I use all organic ingredients whenever possible, and hope you do too! 🙂


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