Pure maple syrup, with its deep, caramelized sweetness, is combined with a symphony of complementary ingredients like Dijon mustard, garlic, and a touch of soy sauce. The result is a glaze that not only adds a layer of sweetness but also brings a subtle tangy and savory depth to the salmon.
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and soy sauce.
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Season them with salt and pepper to taste. Brush the salmon fillets generously with the maple glaze mixture. Ensure each fillet is coated evenly.
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and is cooked to your preferred level of doneness.
If you desire a caramelized finish, you can broil the salmon for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning, as the glaze browns quickly under the broiler.
Remove from the oven and garnish with rosemary if desired. Serve hot.