I am a salmon lover. This is a great recipe for a slightly exotic flavor of Indian inspiration with a maple twist. The flavor is exceptional, delicious, and unique. Orange zest may be added for an extra flavor twist.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir salt, paprika, cardamom, coriander, and black pepper together in a bowl. Add oil and maple syrup and stir until evenly combined.

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  • Preheat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dredge salmon pieces through the maple syrup mixture until evenly coated on all sides.

  • Cook salmon in the preheated pan until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Be careful not to use too high of a temperature or the paprika-maple mixture will burn.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the maple syrup mixture ingredients. The actual amount of the maple syrup mixture consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 26.3g 53% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 74.4mg 25% DV; sodium 654.4mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2017
Very tasty! I only used 2 Tbsp. of oil and I think next time I will half the salt. I cooked it on medium for 6 minutes per side to avoid having the sauce stick to the pan. Very easy to make and great flavor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/31/2019
It was ok but nothing special to my taste Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2017
Very tasty! I only used 2 Tbsp. of oil and I think next time I will half the salt. I cooked it on medium for 6 minutes per side to avoid having the sauce stick to the pan. Very easy to make and great flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
What an amazing recipe! I made it exactly as written except that I grilled it outdoors instead of cooking in a pan. The flavor was outstanding. The cardamom really takes this to another level so don't leave it out! It's a pricey spice but well worth it! I will be making this frequently especially for guests because it will definitely impress. Next time I will try it with the orange zest as suggested. Thank you for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2014
I loved the flavor combination. Will keep in the rotation for weeknight meals. I like to buy a large tray of salmon at Costco and then freeze it in smaller portions - this is a great way to use the frozen/thawed leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
My husband fishes in Alaska every year I always have a freezer full of fresh Salmon and I am always looking for new recipes this one is a keeper it is simple and simply delicious. Don't hesitate give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2015
Wow! Fabulous flavor and so easy to prepare! I usually poach our salmon so just made a half recipe of the sauce and poured it on top of 3 salmon filets from Costco. I only used an 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper as some of the family have sensitive stomachs. I added perhaps one or two tablespoons of water so there would be enough moisture to create steam to poach the fish when the lid was placed on the pan. I'll be making this again and again! UPDATE: I made this for a second time poaching as before. This time I sprinkled the dry spices over the salmon and drizzled a bit of maple on each filet. I skipped the oil entirely and everyone liked it even better than last time. It's my new "impress the company" recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
Ahhhhhmazing. But the Cordamom can be overpowering so my recommendation is to use a little less than the recipe calls for. Even so I followed the recipe exactly and it was fantastic. I cooked it for a friend and she couldn't get enough of it! She said to me: "This is restaurant quality food." Will definitely make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
delightful! we eat a lot of Indian cuisine so I had all the spices on hand. I added a little cayenne since we like heat. baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. To my taste the flavors were very subtle and didn't overpower the flavor of the fish but rather complemented it nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Tasted great. Easy to make. Family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2014
I m always looking for new ways to fix salmon. This was a nice change from what seems like the same old boring seasonings. The spice combination complimented the salmon very well. My only problem was keeping the salmon from burning. Thank goodness hubby is a sport when it comes to eating charred food. I reduced the heat to a lower setting but the longer cook time still resulted in a slightly burnt coating. I think this would be fantastic cooked on a grill. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/31/2019
It was ok but nothing special to my taste Read More
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