Monday, March 8, 2010


Here’s an easy recipe for salmon.  You can cook it in the oven, but I prefer cooking mine on the grill.  The spices impart a smoky flavor with some heat; and the maple syrup adds that little touch of sweet. 

Mom and Dad’s Maple-Glazed Salmon
Adapted from Penzey’s
Rating:  8 out of 10
INGREDIENTS:  4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets
1 tsp. Hungarian sweet paprika (Szeged, preferably)
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground ancho pepper (I used chipotle)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
About 1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pure maple syrup (I used 1 Tbsp.)

Rinse fillets under cool running water; pat dry with paper towels.  Combine spices and sugar.  Sprinkle the fish with the sea salt; rub with the spice mixture.  Place salmon on broiler rack lined with tinfoil or coated with cooking spray.  Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.  Drizzle with maple syrup about 1 minute before fish is cooked. 

For grill:  Place salmon, skin side down, on hot grill (about 400-425F) over indirect heat.  Cook for about 8 minutes, or till fish is done.  (Note:  Salmon is best when it’s slightly undercooked, or red in the middle.  It will continue to cook as it sits.)


Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a very good sauce to put over salmon. I like the that the recipe calls for ancho chile, which adds a nice mild smokiness.

buffalodick said...

Second post I've been to about maple glazed salmon today! I've been craving it..

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Wow - maple and cumin? Yes please!

My Little Space said...

I loooove the appearance of that salmon! Look so tempting!

Barbara said...

Great recipe Susan! A touch of maple syrup with all your wonderful spices would be delicious. We love salmon...can't wait to try your this!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That glazed salmon looks really scrumptious! What great flavorings!



Joanne said...

Maple and salmon? Perfect pair. Sounds like a great recipe.

Linda said...

It looks terrific! ...and sounds even better...thanks for the recipe!

Mommy Gourmet said...

I have a recipe that is similar (that I love) but I think yours sounds better. I am going to have to try it! Beautiful picture.

Bridgett said...

That is a beautiful sauce to use for fish. Full of flavor and just look at that color! wow.

Kim said...

I haven't made salmon at home yet, but this sauce sounds delicious and with great flavor.

Katy ~ said...

Sending this to my brother. I think he'll be mad for it!

Kerstin said...

I made a maple glazed salmon once but it was way too sweet. I think yours looks much better because of all the spices that are involved - looks fantastic!