This is a delicious way to cook salmon. The marinade is a subtle Americanized version of a traditional Japanese teriyaki glaze and uses maple syrup as a sweetener, instead of sugar. Its light maple taste makes it a festive choice for the holidays if having a pescatarian in the house, or an easy way to liven up an everyday piece of plain grilled salmon to get your needed amounts of Omega 3’s. Enjoy!

20 min prep

5 servings 



  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1-pound salmon fillet


  1. In a small bowl whisk the soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, ginger, and orange zest together.
  2. Place the salmon fillet in a re-sealable plastic bag and pour in the soy mixture. Close the bag and place onto a plate and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
  3. Before serving preheat your broiler and remove the salmon from the bag discarding the garlic. Place onto a baking try and broil for 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 253; Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Carbohydrates: 13g; Sugar: 10g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 20g; Sodium: 757 mg

Registered Dietician Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This article was originally published by Cook for Your Life. It is republished by permission.

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