Maple & Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

maple brown sugar salmon

I had memories growing up of when my Mom would make salmon and all I could smell was this stinky fish permeating throughout the house.  I wouldn’t go near it.  If it tasted anything like it smelled I was running in the other direction.

All this changed one day last summer when my friend Nancy convinced me I would like it.

Man was she ever right!

All she did was wrap the salmon in foil, added a little butter, honey and brown sugar and it was beyond delicious.

The salmon wasn’t drenched in anything, it wasn’t fishy like I thought it would be.  It was so tender and mild it had become my new favorite food.  I would eat it 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.   It’s ready in under 15 minutes and makes the PERFECT weeknight meal.


It Pays to Live Green has a nice article explaining why wild caught salmon is hands a better choice than farm raised salmon.

Please take a moment to read this.  It’s imperative we are educated in what farm raised fish is doing to our health.  Yes it is cheaper, but far more toxic!




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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: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 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


All nutrition information is approximate:
Calories 227; Fat 13.5 gr; Cholesterol 86 mg; Sodium 486 mg; Carbs 3.6 gr; Fiber 0 gr; Sugar 3 gr; Protein 23.6 gr


  • Serving Size: 2 servings (using 4 oz wild caught salmon filets)

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


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  1. Looks amazing, do you cover any great drinks that you recommend?

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