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Spicy Salmon With Warm Maple Glaze
I found this recipe while searching one of my teammates recipes for the swap I am in this month. I thought it sounded great and had to try it, I was right it was exceptional. I did find that I had to up the spice blend as it was not quite enough to cover my fillets. You can see from my photo that mine were quite large and I am not sure how big the fillets were originally in the recipe, apart from that it was absolutely gorgeous. If you would like to view the original recipe or see other photos please click here. I will enjoy this one often I love salmon but I know my hubby does not enjoy it like I do and even he commented on how lovely it was. I loved the maple glaze it really was nice finishing touch to the recipe.


4 Salmon fillets, skinless
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon cumin
1/4 Teaspoon chili powder
1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 Teaspoon ginger, dried
1/8 Teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 Cup maple syrup, real
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

I had to up amounts of spices as I found this was not quite enough.


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine maple syrup, soy sauce and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; boil for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside.

3. Combine garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, ginger, salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Gently pat seasoning onto both sides of salmon.

4. Roast salmon on a baking sheet coated with olive oil for 10 minutes. Drizzle a little glaze over each salmon filet and return to oven to roast for an additional 2 minutes (or until fish flakes easily when forked).

Serve with remaining warm maple glaze drizzled atop salmon. I served mine over fresh vegetables cooked in garlic butter.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.