Spiced Maple Soy Glazed Salmon

Maple glazed Salmon
Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time: 0 Minutes


  • 4 4 - 5 ounce pieces of salmon (skin optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

For Glaze:

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup white Shoyu Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 each whole clove
  • 1 each whole Star anise


For Salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Liberally season salmon with Chinese 5 spice and salt.
  2. In a medium oven-safe sauté pan heat olive oil it’s beginning to lightly smoke. Sauté salmon until the edges begin to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Gently flip the pieces over and turn off flame.
  3. Brush the salmon with half of the glaze, reserving half to apply again at the end.
  4. Place oven-safe sauté pan in oven for 4-8 minutes, depending on size of pieces. Once salmon is firm to the touch, remove from oven and glaze with the other half of glaze. Allow to rest for a few minutes and serve with your favorite side. Enjoy!

For Glaze:

  1. Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, brown sugar, clove, and Star anise in a small sauce pot.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until color turns to a rich caramel brown.
  3. Strain out whole spices and set aside.

Chef’s note:

Source the best quality maple syrup and soy sauce available to you. The difference is notable.

Shoyu is a Japanese soy sauce, which tends to be lighter, less salty, and sweeter that traditional soy sauces (i.e. Kikkoman’s).  Although a little more expensive than traditional soy sauce, once you’ve tasted Shoyu you’ll never want to go back.