Baked Salmon Fillets with Delicious Maple Syrup Marinade - Chi Running

Baked Salmon Fillets with Delicious Maple Syrup Marinade

This sweet and salty marinade is appealing to almost all taste buds. Add it to salmon and your guests will be begging for the recipe. Serve with asparagus and quinoa, or salad.

Prep time: 25 minutes
Bake time: 450° F for 6-25 minutes depending on size of filets

Ingredients Amount
Salmon 1#
Ingredients Amount
Pure maple syrup 1 Cup
Soy sauce 1/2 Cup
Garlic 2 cloves, crushed
Ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon
Sea salt 1/8 teaspoon
Jalapeno peppers Sliced, to taste
Pineapples 1/4 Cup, diced


  1. In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, and salt & pepper.
  2. Place individual salmon fillets on tin foil. Mold tin foil into a bowl-shape around fillets and cover fillets with marinade. Add jalapeno peppers and pineapples to top of salmon. Marinate the salmon in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, turning once. 
  3. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  4. Place tin foiled fillets on a baking pan in the preheated oven. Add extra jalapenos and pineapples, if desired. Bake for 4-6 minutes for each .5 inch of thickness of the fillets. Bake salmon, uncovered, for correct amount of time, or until fillets are tender and flaky with a fork. 

Serves 4.

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