Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon (America's Test Kitchen)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

An incredibly simple and delicious recipe from "The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook". This is a fabulous cookbook from the folks at Cook's Illustrated Magazine.


  1. Adjust an oven rack to the upper-middle position and heat the oven to 500°F Bring the maple syrup and soy sauce to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until the mixture is syrupy and measures roughly 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove any pin bones from the salmon. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, and lay it skin-side down in a lightly oiled 9x13-inch baking dish, spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake for 5 minutes.
  3. Using a pastry brush, spread a thick layer of the maple-soy glaze over the tops and sides of the salmon. Continue to bake until all but the very center of the fish has turned from translucent to opaque, about 5 minutes longer. (If you like it well-done, you may want to cook it for longer.).
  4. Brush the fillets with another layer of glaze and sprinkle with the sesame seeds before serving.
Most Helpful

This was easy and pretty good. I think I should have cooked the glaze longer because it was still pretty runny.

evewitch April 08, 2010

Delicious. I added some sticks of fresh ginger and some orange zest to the sauce, which I think made it even tastier.

olivia.puerta February 13, 2010

Delicious! The smell while it was cooking was fantastic. This recipe is so easy, it's fool-proof! Paired it with a nice Pinot Noir and some pasta and white asparagus. Boyfried loved it!

jet_1st January 20, 2010