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Maple-Glazed Grilled Salmon

My brother-in-law once made a sweet glaze for salmon. I lightened up a similar recipe. Grilling gives the salmon palate-pleasing taste and eye-appealing flair, making it perfect for weeknight suppers as well as weekend dinner parties.—Kate Selner, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 salmon fillet (2 pounds)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add the salmon. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill salmon, skin side down, over medium-hot heat for 2-4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 17 in. x 21 in.). Spoon some of the reserved marinade over salmon. Fold foil around fillet and seal tightly. Grill 5-6 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open slowly to allow steam to escape. Brush with remaining marinade.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 254 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • kimberkane
    Jul 19, 2015

    A family favorite! I use the maple syrup my dad makes and it's always moist and delicious.

  • Aquarelle
    May 19, 2013

    Sticky, but yummy!

  • schrisparker
    Jul 21, 2012

    I make this for club meetings/gathers and everyone always wants the recipe. It is a salmon that I make as both an entree and as an appetizer served with crackers.

  • jblunt4
    Jul 7, 2012

    This was delicious! Absolutely a keeper with my family, very easy to make too!

  • goodcooker2011
    Jul 5, 2012

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  • Cyndie72
    May 11, 2012

    Absolutely the best!

  • jamy
    Oct 28, 2011

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  • shecooksalot
    Jul 25, 2011

    This was one of the most delicious salmon recipes that we've tried. The glaze is absolutely delicious and it came out really nice on the grill.

    Jan 30, 2010

    We eat salmon frequently and this sounds like a delicious change from how I prepare it. Since it's a fatty fish, I have never had it come out dry. Maybe overcooked?

  • daisey5
    Jan 30, 2010

    Because I don't have a grill I baked it at 350 for 25 minutes. It turned out very good.