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Easy Maple Lime Salmon. Just 6 ingredients to sweet tart tender salmon.
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Easy Maple Lime Salmon

I love the combination of maple syrup, lime, soy and garlic in this super easy Maple Lime Salmon. This is my new go-to, served over quinoa. Delish!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings (change as needed): 2
Author: Cheryl


  • 2 salmon fillets (or other fish) about 1 pound about 1 pound
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp cornstarch
  • garnish: chopped parsley, chives and/or toasted sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven or to 425F
  • MARINATE SALMON: Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. In a medium measuring cup or small bowl, mix together maple syrup, lime juice and zest, garlic, soy and red pepper flakes if using. Pour a third of mixture into a sealed bag (reserve the rest of the sauce). Add salmon to bag, seal the bag and coat salmon with sauce. Let marinate - non skin side face down to absorb the sauce - for 30 minutes (or less if you don't have time).
  • ROAST SALMON: Remove salmon from bag and place it skin side down on a pan lined with foil and sprayed with oil. Pour any sauce left in the bag on top. Roast salmon for 10-12 minutes, depending on its thickness. Figure about 10 minutes per inch if thickness. Don't overcook. Some slightly darker pink in the middle is good.
  • FINISH THE DISH: While the salmon is roasting, whisk cornstarch into the reserved sauce. Microwave for a minute or bring to boil in a small saucepan on the stove until sauce thickens a bit. When salmon is done, transfer to plates or a platter (I use a spatula to lift the salmon off and separate it from the skin). Pour sauce over the salmon. Sprinkle on garnishes as desired. Serve over rice or quinoa.