Pinterest is wonderful.  Case in point.

I usually go for the more complicated recipes, assuming that the more ingredients and preparation steps, the better. This recipe has changed the way I look at simplicity when it comes to cooking. Fancy spices be darned–this is the only way I’ll cook salmon any more!

Number of Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (NOT pancake syrup!) or honey

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic

  • 12 ounces fresh or thawed salmon


Combine the first 3 ingredients in a gallon-size ziploc bag, shake it up, and then add the salmon. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour, turning after half an hour. Pour the salmon and the marinade into a baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven, covered with foil, for 15 minutes. The salmon is done when it flakes easily at the thickest part. Enjoy! Makes (4) 3 ounce servings.

Number of Servings: 4